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When making your travel plans for this holiday weekend be prepared for delays, or better yet, plan to avoid the peak travel times! According to OpenSnow.com, (THE place to get your powder forecast) light snow is expected Friday night, Sunday night, and Monday into Monday night. Keep this in mind when making your travel plans.
Friday – No delays last year, but in 2010 the delays were significant from 3:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday – Last year delays ran from 6:30 to 9:00 a.m. and peaked at 27 minute delays. In 2010, the delays started earlier, ran later and had peak delays at an ugly 72 minutes.
Sunday -The last two years’ delays began very soon after 6:00 a.m. and ended around 9:30 a.m. Congestion reached a peak delay of 35 minutes right around 8:00 a.m.
Monday-Minimal delays of 10 minutes around 8:30 a.m.
Saturday-Last year, delays on Saturday afternoon were minimal.
Sunday-Delays the previous two years were not severe, but peaked with a 26 minute delay at 2:00 p.m.
Monday- Expect lots of congestion from 1:30-6:00 p.m. Metering is possible-see immediately below.
REMEMBER, CDOT occasionally meters traffic EB on weekend evenings which means up to 20 minute traffic stops at the Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnel. This can cause delays later into the evening than forecasted. Check GoI70.com/mobile before you jump on the road to see if CDOT is metering, and what the traffic is like at that moment.
Take your time, stay alert and keep up to date with the GoI70 mobile app at http://goI70.com/mobile