The start of the week brought inches of snow to the Front Range. Like many winter weather instances in this part of the state, this has resulted in wrecks and major traffic delays.
The Denver metro area was hit especially hard, with the slick roads resulting in widespread accidents and delays. According to Colorado Department of Transportation, travelers should expect to double their time on the road due to delays. One Denver Post article states that 78 accidents have occurred already, a number that’s surely growing.
Please double your commute time this morning. Lots of accidents throughout metro Denver. Average speeds in teens and 20s. Extra caution advised on bridges, overpasses and on- and off-ramps.
— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) January 28, 2019
Colorado Springs is also experience long delays and slow travel times. Am accident alert has been issued.
On big problem area throughout this storm, which should last until the afternoon, is the commute between Denver and Colorado Springs. At time of publishing, it was taking over two hours – which isn’t horrible given the conditions. See a live update on the route below.
Elsewhere around the state, a flaming car in the Eisenhower Tunnel has shut down eastbound I-70.
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