The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) said that unchained semi trucks caused traffic problems on Wednesday night on I-70 amid a major winter storm.
On Wednesday night, CSP’s Golden Division said that Georgetown was closed to traffic because “Unchained semis have choked I-70 so badly that the Town of Georgetown (exit 228) is completely plugged too.”
GEORGETOWN Is CLOSED
Unchained semis have choked I-70 so badly that the Town of Georgetown (exit 228) is completely plugged too. The frontage road from Empire Junction (exit 232) has been CLOSED by Clear Creek LE to ensure emergency vehicles have access. AVOID the area. S1 pic.twitter.com/P7Qm2y8mF6
— CSP Golden (@csp_golden) February 23, 2023
Troopers reported “Multiple CMV slide-offs blocking all lanes” of westbound I-70 at mile marker 227 in Georgetown.
A truck jackknifed a quarter mile west of the Georgetown exit, probably running without chains, and it’s blocked the entire highway. pic.twitter.com/2MGXxkgIO8
— Richard Mason (@ColoradoMason) February 23, 2023
Why the F didn’t @ColoradoDOT put the chain law into affect earlier??!!!! This is a disaster. Been stopped here for 4 hours and not yet to Georgetown. Trucks still aren’t chained up!!! FAIL pic.twitter.com/IzS87oMWDH
— Jonathan Owens (@CNTwenty20) February 23, 2023
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