DENVER — High winds and snow are forcinghighway closures Thursday morning in Colorado.
The good news: Eastbound I-70 has reopened east of Denver to Kansas after adverse conditions forced the interstate closure.
I-70 Westbound was also shut down from Limon to Deer Trail, but has reopened between US 24 and exit 328, according to CDOT.
US-24 eastbound has also reopened from Limon to Falcon, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
CO-86 is closed from I-70 to Kiowa. Many roads in the mountains are also covered in snow this morning.
Roadways in the metro are mostly okay, according to Denver7 traffic expert Jayson Luber, but it is much slicker south of Denver.
A cold front has pushed through Colorado with gusty winds and some snow continuing south and east of Denver, according to Denver7 morning meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo. Thursday will be cooler with the snow ending north to south, but continuing in the mountains, Hidalgo said.
This is a developing story and will be updated
This is the moment the gates came down to block traffic from getting on EB 70 from Airpark as I-70 is closed east of Denver to Kansas for now due to the weather. pic.twitter.com/izvLMYHHAM— Jayson Luber (@Denver7Traffic) February 9, 2023