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Dangerous driving conditions expected along I-70 mountain corridor Wednesday night

Sudden, heavy snowfall with blowing snow and strong, gusty surface winds are expected.

DENVER — Hazardous driving conditions are expected Wednesday night along the Interstate 40 and Interstate 70 mountain corridors, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Areas along I-70 beginning at Idaho Springs until right after Vail are under a winter weather advisory until Thursday. 

NWS said to expect slick, slow and hazardous traffic conditions along snow-covered roads. 

Whiteout conditions are going to be made worst by strong gusty winds leading to poor visibility and difficult driving conditions.

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The Vail, Breckenridge, and Winter Park areas are expecting the heaviest snowfall between 8-14 inches overnight. 

The Eagle County Sheriff's office said flash freezing is also possible. 

Visit the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) website to stay informed on road closures and other useful information. 

Check out the Twitter list below for live road updates from law enforcement: 

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