Colorado road conditions: Last night’s snow causes slick drive

There have been several crashes on Colorado’s roads Tuesday morning after an overnight snowstorm dumped as much as 11 inches in some areas. While there was not a lot of accumulation in Denver, getting into the city has been challenging.

The Colorado Department of Transportation has 320 plows out treating roads. Snow remains on some highways with sideroads are tricky. This could be the toughest drive of this entire winter season.

The worst of the traffic is on Interstate 70, which closed for several hours last night. Around 8 p.m. Monday I-70 was closed through the foothills from Silverthorne to Morrison for over five hours. It remained slow Tuesday morning, but the road is open and much improved. Getting up into the high country the road is still snow-covered.

There are no major accidents at this time. The morning commute, in general, will take about twice as long with how slow traffic is moving.

Braking will take longer, if you are driving; take it slow.

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