Most roadway closures lifted
As of approximately 1:30 p.m., many road closures resulting from last night’s blizzard-like conditions have been lifted.
The closure of I-70 between Airpark Road and Limon was first announced about 6:15 a.m. Reopened roadways include: Highway 86 between Kiowa and Limon, U.S. 24 between Colorado Springs and Limon, and Highway 94 between Colorado Springs and Highway 287.
In addition to reopening I-70 between Airpark Road and Limon, the Colorado Department of Transportation has opened U.S. 24 in both directions from Constitution to Limon. Colorado 94 is also open from U.S. 24 to Ellicott, but remains closed from Ellicott to U.S. 287. Highway 86 from Kiowa to Limon and I-25 from Walsenburg to the New Mexico border remain closed. Roads remain wet, slushy and icy in spots. Slower speeds are advised and high wind conditions remain.
I-25 between Castle Rock and Colorado Springs and Highway 83 between Franktown and Colorado Springs were reopened at approximately 8 a.m.
At approximately 11 a.m., the National Weather Service lifted its Blizzard Warning for central and east Adams and Arapahoe counties and north and northeast Elbert County under 6,000 feet, including the communities of Bennett, Strasburg Byers, Deer Trail, Leader, Agate, Hugo, Limon and Matheson.
The amount of total snow accumulation has been slightly downsized from last night from 5-10 inches to 3-7 inches, but 30-45 mph winds, with some gusts up to 60, from the north continue to provide additional headaches.
For updated weather forecasts, visit http://forecast.weather.gov. For road condition updates, visit www.cotrip.org. Additional information will also be updated on www.i-70scout.com.
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