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I-70 near Kansas border reopens after weather closure

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 8 p.m. Saturday for Kit Carson and Cheyenne counties.
Credit: CDOT

LIMON, Colo. — A portion of Interstate 70 in eastern Colorado that was closed for several hours Saturday due to deteriorating snow conditions has reopened, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. 

The interstate was closed in both directions from US 40 (3 miles west of Limon) to the Kansas border (10 miles east of Burlington). The closure started around noon. The interstate was reopened just before 4 p.m. 

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Kit Carson and Cheyenne counties until 8 p.m. Saturday. 

Know before you go and check out COtrip.org for the latest road conditions.

Keep up with the latest road conditions here:

Colorado chain and traction laws

The CDOT urged travelers to be aware of chain and traction law codes before heading out on the roadway:

  • Code 18/Commercial Chain Law: Commercial vehicles and trucks must have chains. Vehicles without chains can often lose traction, causing traffic delays and sometimes road closures. For the safety of the traveling public, it's critical to use chains to comply with Colorado's chain law.
  • Code 15/Passenger Traction Law: All passenger vehicles must have appropriate all-weather tires with 3/16-inch depth. Vehicles must have one of the following: winter tires, tires with mud/snow (M+S) designation, chains or alternative traction devices such as an autosock. 4WD and AWD vehicles must have winter tires or all-weather tires.
  • Code 16/Passenger Chain Law: All passenger vehicles need chains, except for 4WD and AWD vehicles with all-weather tires with 3/16-inch tread depth.

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