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Colorado issues truck travel restrictions due to snowstorm

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The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) announced that truck travel restrictions are now in place due to winter weather conditions.

On Thursday afternoon, CSP announced that commercial motor vehicle restrictions are in place on I-70 from mile marker 169 (Eagle/Vail) to mile marker 259 (Morrison exit) due to “extreme weather.”

Colorado State Patrol

The truck travel restrictions will remain in place until noon on Friday, March 15.

Troopers say that the interstate is currently impassable for commercial vehicles.

The Colorado Department of Transportation reported on Thursday that there were “numerous instances of jack-knifed semi trucks, many without chains” amid heavy snow.

In addition to the CMV restrictions in place, the following roadways are closed as of 3 p.m on Thursday due to the dangerous weather conditions:

  • I-70 both directions between Silverthorne mile point 205 and Denver mile point 259
  • US 40 (I-70 Frontage road) both directions from I-70 / mile point 259 to US-6 Clear Creek Canyon
  • US 40 Berthoud Pass from mile point 256-233
  • US 6 Loveland Pass from mile point 222-229
  • CO 119 both directions from Blackhawk mile point 1 to US 6 mile point 7
  • Multiple other routes may be blocked due to crashes, stuck semi trucks and other issues. Delays are likely on any roadway impacted by the storm.

Amid the road closures, many Colorado truck stops are filled up with trucks. The City of Monument, Colorado, is warning truck drivers that there is no available parking.

Visit CoTrip.org for the most up-to-date travel information from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

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