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I-70 Shut Down in Colorado Mountains Ahead of Massive Winter Storm

StoriesI-70 Shut Down in Colorado Mountains Ahead of Massive Winter Storm

There have been some road closures along the I-70 mountain corridor due to the winter storm that is set to strike Colorado. Some regions of the mountains are predicted to receive feet of snow.

Road closures consist of:

Road closed on I-70 eastbound close to Silver Plume. updated by the Colorado Department of Transportation at 6:57 PM MDT today Mile Point 226 is located between Exit 226: Silver Plume and Exit 228: CR 381; Georgetown (Silver Plume). Road closed; anticipate delays because of a broken-down car.
In Georgetown, between Exits 232 (US 40, Empire Junction) and 228 (CR 381 at Mile Point 228) on I-70 westbound

I-70 closed in both directions close to Genesee. There is a crash that has stopped the road between Exit 254: US 40; Genesee and Exit 256: Lookout Mountain (Genesee) at Mile Point 255.5. Expect delays.


I-70 in both directions close to Morrison: at Mile Point 259, between Exit 259, Morrison Road, and Exit 260, C-470, one mile west of Golden. Due to safety concerns, the road is closed; expect delays.


I-70 heading eastbound close to East Frisco and Silverthorne: at Mile Point 205, between Exits 203 and 205, which are CO 9, East Frisco, and US 6. Due to safety concerns, the road is closed; expect delays.

In the vicinity of Silverthorne and Loveland Pass, I-70 heading east is located between Exits 205 (US 6; CO 9) and 216 (US 6; Loveland Pass, which is located five miles east of Silverthorne) at Mile Point 210.7. Expect delays because of a stranded car; the road is closed.

Snowfall totals for the Mile Up to 16 inches of snow might fall as high as High City, while up to 20 inches could fall in the Foothills.

Palmer Divide villages could receive up to two feet of snow, while mountain regions above 7,000 feet could receive up to four feet, according to First Alert Meteorologists.

As of Friday morning, there are winter storm watches in effect for a portion of Northern Colorado as well as the areas east of Denver along Interstate 70. Due to upsloping, snow totals are more unpredictable, although regions east of Denver might receive 6 to 12 inches, while Northern Colorado is probably going to receive 4 to 12 inches.

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