CDOT Prepares for 3/18/18 Storm

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CDOT Prepares for 3/18/18 Storm

Post by ParkBull » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:55 pm

Winter weather to make its way across the state Sunday afternoon through

Monday morning

CDOT prepared and ready for spring storm

DENVER — Motorists should watch for winter weather as they travel the mountains and come back from skiing on I-70 this afternoon. Rain is expected later today in the Denver metro area and will turn to snow overnight, making for a slushy and slick commute in the morning before the weather clears out tomorrow.

CDOT crews on the job 24/7:

CDOT crews are plowing roads in the higher elevations areas across southwestern Colorado and crews are ready and prepared to clear roads once snow accumulates in other areas of the state. Crews focus on clearing interstates first and then major state routes, before clearing other less traveled state maintained roads. CDOT will have 110 trucks for snow removal in the Denver Metro area.

What’s up with the weather:

The main portion of the storm reached the southwest mountains this morning, and will reach the Northern and Central Colorado mountains by this afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service. Snow may be heavy at times. On the plains, rain showers will develop later today, becoming more widespread and changing to snow this evening along the I-25 Corridor and Palmer Divide, and later tonight on the far eastern plains. Gusty winds may cause blowing snow and reduced visibility over the Palmer Divide. Heavy, wet snowfall expected for most areas, although southeast Colorado will see only light precipitation amounts.

What motorists need to know:

Ski traffic on I-70 Mountain Corridor - Leave earlier before the winter weather hits and give yourself extra time.

Tomorrow morning’s commute in Denver Metro area - Give yourself plenty of time to get to work as roads are expected to be slushy and slick. Take it slow and leave ample room between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead. Stay safely behind CDOT plow trucks.

Be winter weather-ready - Make sure you have adequate tires for the snow and know the road conditions before you head out by checking the information sources below.

Another difficult area in the state to watch out for is I-25 on Monument Hill, north of Colorado Springs. Due to the high elevation of this road, conditions can deteriorate quickly.


STAY INFORMED: Road and weather conditions are available by dialing 511, 303-639-1111, or visiting www.cotrip.org. Available on the COtrip site are:

Cameras

Travel Alerts

Snow Plow Tracker

Weather Stations

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