Multiple roadways, including I-70, closed as winter storm hits Colorado


Colorado transportation officials closed Interstate 70 in several locations Wednesday night as a snowstorm hit Denver and the mountains.

The Colorado Department of Transportation closed westbound lanes of Interstate 70 Wednesday night at C-470 in Jefferson County and between Copper Mountain and Vail. Eastbound lanes were closed at Silverthorne, Avon and Dotsero.

Officials warned against using Highway 91 as a detour around the I-70 closures.

The Department of Transporation closed several other highways were also closed due to weather:

  • U.S. 6 in Clear Creek Canyon
  • U.S. 40 eastbound over Berthoud Pass
  • U.S. 24 eastbound over Battle Mountain
  • Colorado 119 northbound between U.S. 6 and Black Hawk


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