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March 30, 2017

Snow Along I-70!

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Traffic volume is not expected to be high this weekend, but weather will very likely play a part in I-70 travel.  Heavy snow is in the forecast Thursday to Friday morning, and there is a chance for snow Saturday night through Sunday.  Allow for extra travel time, and check your tire tread before you leave home!  

Friday WB – Traffic volume will not be heavy, but roads could be snow packed and/or icy resulting in slow travel.

Saturday WB – Last year there were 20 minute delays on this date between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m.  It will be best to avoid the 6:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. timeframe.

Saturday EB- On this Saturday last year, there were eastbound delays of 30 minutes between Noon and 6:00 p.m., mostly due to bad road conditions.  Weather could also cause delays this Saturday.

Sunday EB – Congestion should not be significant this afternoon, but avoid the 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. timeframe when traffic is the most likely to occur. Check the road conditions at CoTrip.org before you jump on I-70!

*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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Your Weekend Travel Forecast:
Traffic volume is pretty spread out this time of year, so the extreme weekend delays due to volume are behind us until June.  No snow is in the forecast, and the temps should be warm.  Enjoy the spring skiing conditions!

Friday WB – No volume-related congestion is expected.

Saturday WB – Traffic is likely from 6:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. with peak delays occurring around 8:00 a.m. 

Saturday EB- Congestion is not anticipated.

Sunday EB –There were no extreme delays on this day over the last three years. Last year slowing traffic resulted in an extra 10 minutes of travel time between 2:00-6:30 p.m.  The I-70 Mountain Express Lane will open if volumes dictate, so don’t expect any major congestion-related delays.

*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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