March 23, 2017

Weather A Factor This Weekend!

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 before you jump on I-70!

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