COLORADO SPRINGS – It may not be all that bad in Colorado Springs or Pueblo as you head out today, but it’s been a rough drive in other parts of the state.
If you’re headed north on I-25 into the Denver Metro area, they’ve gotten more snow than we have. If you have plans to go to Denver for the Broncos game, there are slushy and icy areas along the interstate. Give yourself plenty of extra time to get up there.
If you have plans to head to northern Colorado, keep in mind that Fort Collins already had 7 inches of snow by early morning.
Heading to the high country via I-70 is expected to be a challenge through the day. If you do not have the proper tires, do not attempt to travel in the mountains today.
The passenger vehicle traction law is in place basically between C-470 in Morrison and the town of Vail. That means vehicles are required to have snow or mud/snow tires, use chains/alternative traction devices, or be a 4WD/AWD vehicle. Failure to have the proper tires can result in fines between $130 and $650 dollars if you’re involved in any kind of mishap.
Highway 6 over Loveland Pass and Highway 40 over Rabbit Ears Pass have the same requirements.
Highway 285 between Pine Jct. and Morrison is also under the requirements.
CDOT has a host of snowplows out on the I-70 corridor, but you’ll see them across the state. Just a reminder, never pass a plow truck on the right side. If you come across plows working in tandem across the lanes, do not pass them. Stay a safe distance behind them and wait for a safe opportunity to pass them. The plows push the snow to the right and the blade on the front is also angled to the right.