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Winter Travel Alert: Expect a snowy drive up in the mountains this weekend

Expect more snow in the mountains on Saturday! Roads in the High County could get slick.
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Anyone traveling into the high country should be prepared for snow-packed and slushy roads throughout the weekend, the Colorado Department of Transportation said in an advisory.

“We really encourage travelers to be prepared for the changing road conditions.” said CDOT’s I-70 Mountain Corridor Manager Patrick Chavez. “Our patrols along the I-70 mountain corridor and on state and US highways in the southwest part of the state are gearing up, if they’re not already out there, to clear the roads of snow and keep the traveling public moving safely.”

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CDOT officials added that anyone who can wait to travel into the mountains is encouraged to do so.

"We often hear how frustrated travelers are that we don't provide estimated times of opening (ETO) the highway, but rapidly changing conditions during a winter storm and motorists that may not be prepared for snow, make it difficult for us to predict an exact opening time," Chavez said.

CDOT employs plows and partners with Colorado State Patrol to get roads reopened and ensure they are safe to drive on.

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