CDOT says drivers should be prepared for winter driving conditions for the next 18 to 24 hours, with possible slick conditions, especially on bridges, overpasses and interchange ramps. In addition, windy conditions are expected so blowing and drifting snow is possible, reducing visibility, especially on the Eastern Plains. The storm is expected to leave the state mid-day Tuesday.
CDOT has a minimum of 20 trucks operating in most of Summit and Clear Creek counties, and a small area of Grand County, where two to five inches of snow are forecast.
Crews with 38 trucks are covering sections of Jefferson, Park, Clear Creek and Gilpin counties. Three to five inches of snow is forecast to fall in this area.
A minimum of 23 plow trucks are clearing and de-icing the highways in most all of Elbert and Douglas counties and significant portions of Adams and Arapahoe counties. Four to six inches of snow is forecast throughout this area.
Approximately 39 plow trucks will begin snow-shift at midnight and working the roadways through Cheyenne, Lincoln and Kit Carson counties, and a small portion of Elbert County. Two to three inches of snow is forecasted for this area.
The following are the latest road conditions as of 10 p.m. 12/24/12:
I-70 DENVER-UTAH INCLUDING BERTHOUD AND LOVELAND PASSES
HIGHWAY CITY/AREA CONDITIONS
I-70 Eagle-Vail Snow, Icy Spots, Snow Pac
I-70 Vail-Vail Pass Snow, Icy, Snow Packed
I-70 Vail Pass-Copper Mtn Snow, Icy
I-70 Copper Mtn-Silverthorne Snow, Icy
US 6 Loveland Pass Snow, Icy, Snow Packed
I-70 Silverthorne-Tunnels Snow, Icy, Snow Packed
I-70 Tunnels-Georgetown Snow, Icy, Snow Packed
I-70 Georgetown-Idaho Springs Snow, Icy
I-70 Idaho Springs-Genesee Snow, Icy
I-70 Genesee-C470 Snow, Icy
I-70 Denver C470 to I-25 Snow, Icy
US 40 I-70- Winter Park/Berthoud Pass Snow, Icy Spots, Snow Pac