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Winter weather impacting travel conditions across the state

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Posted at 10:59 AM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 16:52:58-05

PUEBLO — A Winter Storm moving into the News5 area from the south is having a major impact on holiday travel as icy conditions exist. News5 and the First Alert 5 Weather Team will keep you updated on the impacts. We'll update this blog as necessary.

2:50 p.m.: I-70 east and westbound are closed between Gypsum and Eagle due to multiple different crashes and safety concerns.

12:40 p.m.: The Colorado Department of Transportation has reopened I-25 southbound between Pueblo and the New Mexico border following crash cleanup and an improvement of conditions. Colorado State Patrol is warning everyone to be prepared for snow covered roads with possible ice underneath across the region as the storm moves up the I-25 corridor.

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More Americans than ever on record — 115.6 million — were expected to travel this holiday season, from December 21 through January 1, AAA said. That is the most amount of travelers AAA has predicted in the nearly 20 years since they began tracking holiday travel in 2000. It's a 3.9% increase over last year, or 4.3 million more people on the roads and in the skies, according to AAA.

News5 and the First Alert 5 Weather Team will keep you updated on the impacts. We'll update this blog as necessary.

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