Chain and traction law in effect on I-70, Loveland Pass as snow causes slushy, wet and icy conditions


Snow has caused slushy, wet and icy road conditions, leading the Colorado Department of Transportation to put traction and chain laws into effect Saturday morning.

The metro Denver area is expected to see 2 to 3 inches of snowfall throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service. The mountains should see 3 to 5 inches of snow with some areas getting up to 8 inches.

Chain and traction laws are in effect on Interstate 70 between Vail and Copper Mountain for both directions and between Silverthorne and Bakerville for eastbound lanes. They’re also in effect for Loveland and Hoosier passes.

Heavy traffic between Denver and the Eisenhower Tunnel, which caused delays in the morning, was starting to decrease by 8 a.m.

Heavy Traffic Decreasing- #I70West;Up to 90 min. total travel time from Denver/C-470 to Eisenhower Tunnel

— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) February 10, 2018

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Source:: The Denver Post

      

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