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Colorado winter weather blog: Latest road conditions, closures and alerts

A strong blast of winter is slamming Colorado, bringing treacherous driving conditions to the state as multiple weather alerts are in effect.
Posted: 4:36 AM, Jan 08, 2024
Updated: 2024-01-08 15:29:29-05
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DENVER — A strong blast of winter is slamming Colorado, bringing treacherous driving conditions to the state as multiple weather alerts are in effect.

Blizzard conditions are expected south and east of the Denver metro area stretching from Castle Rock to Limon bringing potentially hazardous travel on I-70. The Denver metro will see up to 4 inches of snowfall in spots and slippery conditions are expected on some roadways as temperatures stay below freezing.

In this Colorado weather blog, you can find scroll down to see traffic and weather updates as well as any new alerts that are issued from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Boulder.

Monday, January 8, 2024

1:30 p.m. | Weather update | The winter weather advisory for the Denver metro area was allowed to expire. Check latest weather alerts.

11:30 a.m. | I-70 closure | The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 are closed at Exit 190, Vail Pass Summit, according to CDOT.

10:53 a.m. | I-25 closure | A portion of I-25 is closed in both directions in southern Colorado between the start of the interstate at the state line to Exit 11, says CDOT.

10:47 a.m. | I-70 closure | CDOT says I-70 eastbound is shut down in far eastern Colorado between Exit 437 and the Kansas state line.

9:05 a.m. | A look at roads | Denver7 reporter Wanye Reese fires up the Colorado road cam looking at a snow-covered County Line Road headed towards Broadway Blvd. in Highlands Ranch.

A look at snow-covered Colorado roads in Highlands Ranch

8:40 a.m. | Traffic update | Denver7's Jayson Luber says there is a ramp restriction off I-25 southbound to 48th Ave. due to an emergency road repair. The southbound I-25 lanes are open but it'll be slow into downtown.

7:22 a.m. | Road closure | DBoth directions of CO 109 are closed between U.S. 160 and County Road Y, according to CDOT.

7:10 a.m. | Drive times | Daylight is showing what Denver-area motorists can expect on the highways. Denver7's Jayson Luber says expect double the commute time on I-225.

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6:55 a.m. | Latest crash | Denver7 Traffic Expert Jayson Luber says two new crashes reported on southbound I-25 near Lincoln and westbound I-70 near Kipling.

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6:50 a.m. | Delays reported | Latest Colorado weather delays:

  • Global Village Academy- Douglas Co: Delayed 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Kiowa Schools: Closed Today
  • Southeast Christian School: Delayed 90 minutes
  • Trinity Lutheran Sch-Franktown: Delayed 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Woodland Park School District RE-2 RE-2: Delayed 2 hours
  • Castle Rock Senior Center: Closed Today

6:25 a.m. | Road closure | Snowy conditions have forced the closure of both directions of U.S. 160 between County Road 24.7 and the Kansas state line, according to CDOT.

6:15 a.m. | Travel times | Denver7 Traffic Expert Jayson Luber says drive times this morning are around double what they normally are with slick conditions all over the metro. While motorists should expect snowy conditions in Denver, conditions are worse south.

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6:10 a.m. | Road closure | In far southeastern Colorado, U.S. 287 (U.S. 385) north and southbound are closed. This is between the Oklahoma state line and Sage Street.

5:55 a.m. | I-225 conditions | Denver7 reporter Wayne Reese is driving metro roadways to give you a first glimpse of conditions. In the video below, check I-225 south.

Denver road cam: A look at I-225 south

5:40 a.m. | Crash reported | Denver7 Traffic Expert Jayson Luber reported a slide-off crash on EB 470 at Yosemite, before I-25 off to the right. Slower speeds are definitely advised. A second spin-out crash on WB 70 after Colorado in the right shoulder area.

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5:20 a.m. | Weather update | The NWS said the southern portions of the metro and foothills are seeing light to moderate snow creating treacherous driving conditions along I-25 south of the city.

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5:05 a.m. | Latest weather alerts | The Denver metro area is under a winter weather advisory until 2 p.m. where widespread blowing snow will impact driving conditions. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Boulder said wind gusts up to 45 mph were possible.

Check all Colorado weather alerts here.

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4:45 a.m. | Traffic check | Denver7 Traffic Expert Jayson Luber: The tandem row of plows are out and they will slow traffic behind them. It can be frustrating going slow behind them, but they are just trying to make the roadway safer.

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4:20 a.m. | Conditions | Denver7 Traffic Expert Jayson Luber showed snow covered, slick roadways in Highlands Ranch.

"It is going to be a tricky commute. If it is safe to do so and you want to report something you see on the roads, dial #250 and then say keywords, 'Denver Traffic," Luber said.


4:10 a.m. | Road closure | U.S. 6 is closed in both directions between Mile Point 222, east of Keystone to I-70, expect delays.

Check the latest winter weather alerts in Colorado here.


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