Icy roads and crashes close roadways in eastern Colorado

Posted at 6:32 AM, Dec 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-23 10:30:31-05

LINCOLN COUNTY, Colo. – Icy roads and crashes shut down eastbound I-70 near Arriba in Lincoln County Friday morning, though it has since reopened after sunrise.

Colorado State Patrol said at 6:15 a.m. that the interstate was shut down eastbound from mile marker 376 because of crashes, and advised anyone headed east from Aurora to the Kansas state line to take their time.

“Everything from Limon east to the state line is covered in ice,” the Colorado State Patrol said in a tweet.

U.S. 40/287 between Limon and Wild Horse was also closed down overnight because of icy conditions. State patrol said there was not estimated time of reopening.

For the latest statewide road conditions and closures, click here.


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