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October 4, 2013

Fall Colors Are Peaking

The fall colors will be at their peak this weekend, with the Aspen trees sporting all shades of yellow and red.  If that isn’t reason enough to head to the mountains, Breckenridge is hosting the Craft Spirits Festival, Oct 4-6.  More info is at http://www.gobreck.com/events/community-events/spirits-festival

Weekend traffic on I-70 is mostly a thing of the past for several weeks now.  Here is what you might expect this weekend:

Friday WB:  No delays anticipated with the exception of some slowing around the Twin Tunnels during the late afternoon and early evening.  Winter weather might be a factor in the high country.

Saturday WB:  There might be some congestion from late morning to mid-afternoon around the Twin Tunnels.  The snow flurries are supposed to change to sunny skies around Noon.

Saturday EB: No delays anticipated.

Sunday EB: No delays anticipated.

Have a great weekend!

*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.

September 27, 2013

Fall Forecast

Leaf Peeping Forecast

This is the weekend to catch some great color!    Friday is forecasted to be a bit wet and cool, but Saturday and Sunday are expected to be very dry and sunny!    

Have you downloaded the CDOT mobile app yet?  It is a great way to learn what the traffic is doing before you jump on I-70.  Download the app from your app store or by texting “CDOT” to 25827

Friday WB – Moderate traffic congestion is possible between 3:00-6:00 p.m. in the Floyd Hill to Idaho Springs area.

Saturday WB – Traffic could be thick approaching Idaho Springs between 10:00 a.m. and mid-afternoon.

Saturday EB -  No traffic delays are anticipated.

Sunday EB - Afternoon eastbound slowing is likely to begin around Noon and continue until approximately 7:00 p.m.   Last weekend saw a peak delay of 50 minutes at 2:30 p.m. and the same could be expected this Sunday.  

 

*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.

 

September 20, 2013

Mid-September Travel Forecast

Mid-September Travel Forecast

There are splashes of color on the hillsides as the Aspens begin to turn, but we are not at the peak yet.  Friday and Saturday are forecasted to be dry and very sunny, and there is only a slight chance of rain Sunday afternoon.  Overall it should be a great weekend to travel to the high country.  The Breckenridge Festival of Film is underway, and features a wide variety of independent films throughout the weekend. 

Friday WB – Moderate traffic congestion is possible between 3:00-6:00 p.m. in the Floyd Hill to Idaho Springs area.

Saturday WB – Traffic could be thick between Floyd Hill and Idaho Springs for those heading up the mountains mid-day.  Head west before 10:00 a.m. to miss possible congestion.

Saturday EB -  No traffic delays are anticipated.

Sunday EB - Afternoon eastbound slowing might begin around Noon and continue until approximately 7:00 p.m.   Last year saw a peak delay of 90 minutes at 2:30 p.m.   Check out the GoI70.com Peak Time Deals for an excuse to stay late and save!

 

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


 

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