Colorado road conditions: Sunday snow shuts down I-25

As the snow continued its heavy, wet descent in the Denver area on Sunday morning, the state’s main east-west artery, Interstate 70, was open to passenger vehicles with snow tires and trucks with chains from Denver to Vail in both directions.

But don’t try to drive I-70 on the eastern Plains: It was closed from Limon to Burlington in both directions of 6:55 a.m. Sunday.

The Colorado Department of Transportation’s website showed, as of 6:55 a.m. Sunday, some closures in northern and eastern Colorado, as well as Loveland Pass on U.S. 6. Interstate 25 is closed from Wellington, just north of Fort Collins, to the Wyoming state line. U.S. 287 is closed from about the same spot, Ted’s Place to the state line.

Several roads heading to Kit Carson on the eastern Plains are also not available — U.S. 287 from Lamar and U.S. 40 from Limon, and U.S. 24 from Colorado Springs to Limon.

I-70 was closed in both directions on Saturday due to snow and deteriorating road conditions, but opened up overnight.

As of 6 a.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service office in Boulder said Denver International Airport had received 11.1 inches of snow, but the totals were not equal in the metro area, with other places seeing only a few inches.

For people who might have gone up to ski this weekend, the storm hasn’t produced quite the forecasted amounts — yet. Of the resorts that had reported Sunday morning, according to On The Snow website, Telluride received 16 inches in 24 hours, Eldora got 11 inches in 24 hours and Cooper 10.

Check the latest road conditions for interstates and U.S. highways at cotrip.org.

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