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Snowy weather continues through Friday for western and southwestern Colorado

March 25, 2021

SOUTHWEST COLORADO ― The Colorado Department of Transportation is urging travelers in western and southwestern Colorado to be prepared. Adverse weather conditions continue with another wave of snow hitting the region today, Thursday, March 25. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory beginning today at 3 p.m. through tomorrow, Friday. High country areas impacted include the Grand and Battlement Mesas, Uncompahgre Plateau, Northwest San Juan Mountains; Southwest San Juan Mountains. 

CDOT urges motorists to be prepared for road conditions that can change or decline quickly. Motorists should travel with caution, as they may also encounter delays due to the adverse weather, difficult driving conditions and potential road closures. Heavy accumulations of snow in the high country will likely mean avalanche control operations will be required to keep high country passes safe for the traveling public. Travelers are urged to visit www.COtrip.org for possible closures and travel conditions. 

Stay Informed 

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

About Winter Wise

CDOT’s Winter Wise campaign focuses on education, tools and resources to help keep drivers safe on Colorado’s winter roads. To learn more and view helpful tips for winter driving, visit winter.codot.gov. For specific information about I-70 and other highway travel conditions, motorists can call 511 or check COtrip.org. Additionally, drivers can check Twitter for up-to-date travel information via @ColoradoDOT. For more detailed information about the Traction and Passenger Vehicle Safety Laws, snowplow laws, safety stats and frequently asked questions, visit winter.codot.gov.  

About CDOT

CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety program has one simple mission — to get everyone home safely. Our approximately 3,000 employees work tirelessly to reduce the rate and severity of crashes and improve the safety of all modes of transportation. The department manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway, more than 3,000 bridges and 35 mountain passes. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also operates Bustang, the state-owned interregional express bus service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.