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Live Colorado traffic updates as snow moves through Colorado on Sunday

Posted at 8:28 AM, Jan 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-22 07:28:07-05

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7:56 p.m.: The Colorado State Patrol is providing helpful hints for drivers around the state tonight, as wintry conditions will continue into Monday morning. 

7:51 p.m.: US 385 is also closed both directions from Wray to Holyoke because of blowing snow causing low visibility.  


7:50 p.m.: US 40 is closed both ways from Cheyenne Wells to Kansas due to blowing snow causing low visibility, according to CDOT officials. 

6:35 p.m.: Denver Public Schools will have a one-hour delay start for all schools starting at 8:30 a.m. or later. Schools not under this timeframe will be operating at normal schedule, according to DPS spokeswoman. Check out our SCHOOL CLOSINGS PAGE for more listings.

6:16 p.m.: DIA officials say they're ending the day with about 200 flights canceled (about 15% of the daily schedule).

5:58 p.m.: Weld County Road 54 between Weld County Road 17 and Highway 257 are now closed out of concern for the public, county officials told Denver7. This section is north of Johnstown and Milliken, south of highway 34. Snow gates will prevent traffic from using this route until our crews determine it is safe to do so.

5:42 p.m.: A crash on US 6 Tunnel 2 has all lanes blocked on that section of the highway. CSP is advising you use another route. 

4:12 p.m: At least three schools will be closed in Colorado tomorrow due to this snowstorm. Check the full listing on our school closings page

4:10 p.m.: Eastbound I-70 is now closed from Aurora to Kansas due to weather conditions, according to the CSP Limon division. Both directions of I-70 closed from Limon to the Kansas border.

3:00 p.m.: US 36 is also closed from Last Chance to Idalia (mile marker 135 to 213) because of wintry weather conditions. 

2:54 p.m.: I-70 closed from Limon to Burlington in both directions because of multiple accidents and whiteout conditions, per CSP Limon officials. 

2:15 p.m.: Travel conditions are deteriorating along the Eastern Plains with increased wind speeds and snowfall, CDOT officials say. 

2:15 p.m.: Heavy traffic is increasing on EB I-70, per CDOT officials. Up to two hours travel time from Silverthorne to Denver. 

1:23 p.m.: There's a crash on southbound I-25 north of I-225 that's blocking the right lanes. Expect delays in the area, CDOT says. 

12:56 p.m.: Approximately 190 flights canceled at DIA due to winter weather, per FAA air traffic program officials. Flight delays are averaging up to 2.5 hours.

12:11 p.m.: The National Weather Service in Boulder warns residents to avoid travel "unless absolutely necessary" as conditions in eastern Colorado have rapidly deteriorated.

12:06 p.m.: CSP Limon officials are warning drivers that conditions on highways are "progressively getting worse." 

10:06 a.m.: The Colorado State Patrol - Golden division is reporting a serious crahs on US 285 between Pine Junction and Elk Creek Road in Jefferson County. 

9:39 a.m.: All Aurora recreation centers and classes operating swiftly, officials say. 

9:09 a.m.: Snow and ice on the roadways in Limon, and the same thing is happening from Aurora to Kansas, CSP officials say. They urge people to stay off the roads today, if possible.

8:38 a.m.: Airline cancellations are at 154, according to DIA officials. 

7:58 a.m.: The City of Aurora has deployed 37 trucks to help alleviate snowpacked roads, officials say. 

7:12 a.m.: Denver Public Works has plows out in full force, according to Denver7's Amanda del Castillo. Big plows on the main streets; small plows taking a pass down the side streets.

6:55 a.m.: The city and county of Broomfield are on accident alert, meaning troopers and other law enforcement officials cannot respond to a large volume of vehicle crashes. 

6:26 a.m.: Unincorporated Jefferson County is now on Accident Alert, per the Colorado State Patrol - Eagle division. 

5:25 a.m.: Denver International Airport reports about 133 flights have been canceled today due to winter weather. Check your flight status.

1:52 a.m.: The City of Aurora is on accident alert, per an official on Twitter.