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Colorado troopers cite 10% of truckers during surprise snow chain inspection


Earlier this week, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) conducted a surprise chain inspection along the I-70 corridor.

The CSP inspections happened on Monday, September 28, on I-70 between mile markers 133 and 259.

Troopers said that 171 trucks were checked for the required chains. Of the checked trucks, 17 were not carrying chains and were issued citations.

Each year, from September 1 to May 31, the state of Colorado requires all trucks that are traveling on I-70 between Morrison and Edwards to carry chains.

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, “Commercial vehicles operation on I-70 in either direction between milepost 133 (Dotsero) and 259 (Morrison) from Sept. 1 to May 31 must carry sufficient chains at all times to be complaint with Colorado chain law.  This is the only area in Colorado in which chains must be carried during the specific season.”

The law applies to all CMVs with a gross combination weight of 26,001 pounds or more.

CSP warns truckers that they have additional surprise chain inspections planned soon.

For additional information on Colorado chain laws, please click here.


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