I-70 News

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October 30, 2014

A Great Weekend to Travel!

I-70 weekend traffic is unlikely for the next few weeks, and the lifts are turning at Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area!   Here is what you might expect this weekend:

Friday WB:  No congestion-related delays are anticipated.

Saturday WB:  No congestion-related delays are anticipated.

Saturday EB: No congestion-related delays are anticipated.

Sunday EB: There is a chance of afternoon rain showers. No congestion-related delays are anticipated. 

 *The GoI70.com Travel Forecast is based on historical data, along with an estimation of how weather, construction, public events and other factors might impact travel.

October 23, 2014

Plan Your Powder Days!

GoI70.com helps you avoid I-70 traffic, CDOT’s mobile app tells you the current status of I-70 travel, and OpenSnow.com can help you plan for a powder day!  Not a snow sports enthusiast?  OpenSnow’s weather forecast can inform you when travel might be impacted by snowy weather.  They are up and running already this winter, so check out OpenSnow.com to learn when, where, and how much snow is expected in our mountain areas. 

Weekend traffic on I-70 is unlikely for the next several weeks and weekend weather is expected to be dry.  A storm is forecasted to move into the high country late Sunday and into Monday.  Here is what you might expect on I-70 this weekend:

Friday WB:  No congestion-related delays are anticipated.

Saturday WB:  No congestion-related delays are anticipated.

Saturday EB: No congestion-related delays are anticipated.

Sunday EB: No congestion-related delays are anticipated. 

*The GoI70.com Travel Forecast is based on historical data, along with an estimation of how weather, construction, public events and other factors might impact travel.

October is upon us and with October comes unpredictable mountain driving conditions.  It is time to prepare for driving in the snow and one of the most important pieces of equipment on our vehicles is our tires.   Consider that while driving, twenty square inches is all that is holding your tire one the road and keeping your vehicle going the direction you want it to go.  Every winter, the Colorado State Patrol see crashes where having inadequate tires for the road conditions either is the primary reason for the crash or a large contributor to it.

What makes a tire inadequate?  Colorado Revised Statute says a tire is unsafe or illegal if it has:

(I) Any bump, bulge, or knot affecting the tire structure;

(II) A break which exposes a tire body cord or is repaired with a boot or patch;

(III) A tread depth of less than two thirty-seconds of an inch measured in any two tread grooves at three locations equally spaced around the circumference of the tire, or, on those tires with tread wear indicators, a tire shall be considered unsafe if it is worn to the point that the tread wear indicators contact the road in any two-tread grooves at three locations equally spaced around the circumference of the tire; except that this subparagraph (III) shall not apply to tires on a commercial vehicle as such term is defined in section 42-4-235 (1) (a).

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A brand new tire (pictured at left) has a tire tread depth of 11/32.   Such a tire has almost six times the amount of traction, cooling, and water displacement than that of a tire  considered inadequate - less than 2/32" tread (pictured at right.)  How are your tires looking?


Weekend Travel Forecast
Weekend traffic on I-70 is unlikely for the next several weeks and weekend weather is expected to be dry.  Here is what you might expect this weekend:

Friday WB:  No congestion-related delays are anticipated.

Saturday WB:  No congestion-related delays are anticipated.

Saturday EB: No congestion-related delays are anticipated.

Sunday EB: No congestion-related delays are anticipated. 

*The GoI70.com Travel Forecast is based on historical data, along with an estimation of how weather, construction, public events and other factors might impact travel.


 

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