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Colorado DOT warns of temporary road closures for blinding sun this season


The Colorado Department of Transportation has issued a warning about potential closures of roadways for blinding sun, making for dangerous driving conditions. 

The Colorado Department of Transportation says this problem is the most common in November, and causes the most issues on Interstate 70 – particularly in the eastbound lanes during morning hours near Floyd Hill. The four mile stretch of roadway between exits 244 and 248 east of Idaho Springs experiences intense glare from the sun from sunrise until about 8:30 a.m. from November through February. Those looking to travel the area should expect slowed traffic and potential closures resulting in detours for the next few months. 

A suggested detour in the Floyd Hill area are  Exit 244 to US 6, either continuing through Clear Creek Canyon or taking US 40 back to I-70 at exit 248. CDOT warns that truckers cannot utilize the Clear Creek Canyon route if their trucks are taller than 12 feet 7 inches, reported Out There Colorado.

Drivers can check for road conditions on COtrip.org


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