It was about this time last year when we were being told to stay home not to get sick. This year we are being told to stay home because of massive amounts of snow that could be coming to Colorado.
The Colorado Department of Transportation, AAA, and Colorado State Patrol are issuing strong travel advisories ahead of the storm, which is expected Friday through Sunday.
Here is what motorists need to know, according to CDOT:
- If you are planning to travel the I-70 mountain corridor for a weekend in the mountains, head to your destination BEFORE the storm, before Friday evening.
- Regardless of your destination, get there before the storm hits.
- AVOID traveling on impacted roads during the storm, throughout the Denver metro area, on the I-70 Mountain Corridor and I-25 South Gap construction zone between Castle Rock and Monument.
- It is also possible I-70 east of Airpark Road and other roadways in the Eastern Plains may close depending on the severity of the storm.
- CDOT crews will be out in force and plowing roads, focusing on clearing I-25, I-70 and impacted interstates. CDOT said it will make multiple passes on these roads during the storm and will not be able to plow the secondary routes until the worst of the storm has passed.
- Many roadways could be heavily snow packed, making for hazardous driving conditions, CDOT said.
CDOT advises that during a significant and high impact snow storm, travel should be limited to emergency and essential reasons with the proper vehicle and tires for heavy snow.