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Colorado weather blog: Traffic, snow updates from Dec. 8-9 snowstorm

Posted: 6:00 PM, Dec 08, 2023
Updated: 2023-12-09 09:52:02-05
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DENVER — After three days of warm and dry weather, a cold front is now rolling into Colorado and will bring some much colder conditions and snow to the area for Friday and early Saturday.

Below, you can find updates related to traffic and weather as the storm moves through. Refresh this page for the latest. If reading this in the Denver7 mobile app, click here for the latest updates.


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Saturday, Dec. 9

6:35 a.m. | Road conditions | Much of Colorado – including the mountains, foothills and metro area – woke up to snowy and icy roads. The Town of Castle Rock was on accident alert early Saturday, meaning road conditions could prevent police from responding to all accidents.

Friday, Dec. 8

10:59 p.m. | TRAFFIC CONDITIONS | I-70 is closed in both directions between mileposts 259 and 243. CSP said the snow and wind are making driving conditions extremely difficult. The agency said no alternate routes are advised.

For the latest travel conditions, visit the Colorado Department of Transportation's website.

9:41 p.m. | TRAFFIC CONDITIONS | Eastbound Interstate 70 is closed in Evergreen between mileposts 244 and 248. Colorado State Patrol said multiple vehicles have spun out and a commercial motor vehicle lost it's trailer, which is blocking all four lanes.

CSP said US 40 should not be used as a detour since multiple vehicles are also stuck there.

8:56 p.m. | TRAFFIC CONDITIONS | Westbound Interstate 70 is shut down at Ward Road in Wheat Ridge due to a crash involving six vehicles and a semi-truck. Click here for the latest information.

5:42 p.m. | TRAFFIC CONDITIONS | The westbound lanes of I-70 between West Parachute and De Beque in Colorado's Western Slope are back open following an 18-vehicle pileup earlier Friday.

5 p.m. | LATEST WEATHER | Here's the latest forecast from Denver7 meteorologist Steve Roldán on what you can expect weather-wise as the evening commute is underway:

Around 2 to 4 inches of snow expected for the Denver metro area

2:48 p.m. | LATEST WEATHER | The National Weather Service in Boulder says snow will increase this evening over the higher terrain and in and near the foothills, with the heaviest snow is expected to fall across the southern Foothills where 6 to 12 inches are expected to fall by early Saturday morning.

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2:42 p.m. | TRAFFIC CONDITIONS | The eastbound lanes of I-70 are closed between West Glenwood Springs and Blair Ranch due to a pileup at the Hanging Lake tunnel, according to CDOT.

11:55 a.m. | TRAFFIC CONDITIONS | An 18-car pileup between West Parachute and De Beque in Colorado's Western Slope has closed the westbound lanes of I-70, according to CDOT. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction had warned of hazardous travel in the area due to wintry conditions.

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Traffic News

18-vehicle pileup closes WB I-70 for 6 hours in CO's Western Slope, CDOT says

Óscar Contreras
12:20 PM, Dec 08, 2023

11 a.m. | Latest forecast | Denver7 meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo says Denver and the Front Range should see at least a few inches of snow Friday into Saturday, with the highest snow totals expected in the southern part of the metro along I-25 into the Palmer Divide. There could be some slick roadways for the evening commute hours. Watch her full forecast below.

Around 2 to 4 inches of snow expected for the Denver metro area

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