KUSA - Snow and wind are making driving difficult in Colorado and Wyoming. CDOT lifted the I-70 closure around 5:45am this morning.
In Colorado, El Paso County sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer says about 60 Miami-Yoder school district students were stuck at school Tuesday night because of hazardous road conditions. The district was preparing to host them overnight if needed. Kramer says the students are with school staff.
The Colorado Department of Transportation shut down multiple highways throughout eastern Colorado due to blowing snow Tuesday evening.
Interstate 25 from Wellington to the Wyoming border was closed for the second time Tuesday. Interstate 70 from Aurora to the Kansas state line was shut down in both directions starting around 6 p.m. on Tuesday because of heavy winds and blowing snow.
While there is very little snow falling, the winds are around 40 MPH, but the visibility is extremely poor. CDOT crews continue to plow while the highways are closed, but when the highways reopen, motorists can expect icy and snow packed conditions.
The following closures are in place:
• Eastbound US 24 between Colorado Springs and Limon
• US 40 between Limon and Kit Carson
• US 287 between Eads and Kit Carson
• SH 71 between Limon and Last Chance
• SH 86 between Kiowa and I-70
Before traveling to the eastern plains Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, motorists are strongly encouraged to call 511 or visit www.cotrip.org for current road condition information.
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