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No, it’s not just your imagination, Colorado’s roads are really bad . According to a recent report, nearly 32% of Colorado’s major roads are in poor condition. That figure compares to the national average of just over 26% of the nation’s main roads being in poor condition.
I- 70 Daily Snow A sneaky 1-6 inches over the past 24 hours.
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From Sept. 1 through May 31, all commercial vehicles traveling on I- 70 between the Dotsero exit (mile point (MP) 133) and the Morrison exit (MP 259) must carry sufficient chains to be in compliance with the Colorado chain law.
Completely covered = pink. Travel not advised = purple. Closed = red. “Each year we try to improve the system by listening to what our customers tell us and making adjustments.
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Connecting Grand Junction to Denver is Interstate 70 that passes over the continental divide via Loveland Pass at an altitude of 11,990 ft. This is the highest point anywhere in the U.S. interstate highway system. The route is known for stretches of steep grades, twisting turns and treacherous winter conditions.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has very specific laws for driving I-70 during winter . To start, there’s the Traction Law), which states that “motorists must have either snow tires, tires with the mud/snow (M+S) designation, or a four-wheel/all-wheel drive vehicle.”
Additionally, take some advice from the experts: Always wear your seat belt (everyone in the vehicle should be buckled up). Slow down! Use your low-beam headlights in bad weather, especially where snow is falling or blowing heavily. Don’t use cruise control. Leave extra space between you and the vehicle ahead of you.