Expect heavy traffic heading back to metro area

KUSA - With fourth of July weekend coming to an end, that means you can expect heavy delays heading back from the high country and into the metro area.

Traffic began backing up eastbound on I-70 at the Eisenhower Tunnel late Sunday morning. CDOT already warned travelers Friday that peak traffic times would be between noon and 4 p.m. Sunday.

According to CDOT, 47,492 cars passed through the tunnels Thursday, about three-thousand shy of an all-time record set in 2009.

CDOT says the heavy traffic is starting on eastbound I-70 from Silverthorne all the way to C-470.

The heaviest traffic will be approaching Eisenhower Tunnel & between Georgetown and US 40.

CDOT says from Georgetown to Idaho Springs, drivers can expect delays of more than 30 minutes.

If you are just now leaving, expect long periods of traffic at a crawl along I-70.

We will have updates on Facebook and Twitter detailing delays, and live streaming from the Eisenhower Tunnel on 9NEWS.com.

To get up-to-the-minute information on travel times and road delays, visit CDOT's website here: http://bit.ly/1ktidxF

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