Storm Prompts Closure Of I-70 At Burlington

BURLINGTON, Colo. (AP) – Blowing and drifting snow and icy conditions on Interstate 70 prompted Colorado Department of Transportation officials to close the eastbound lanes of the state’s main east-west highway at Burlington.

CDOT spokeswoman Stacey Stegman says the closure Saturday is at the request of Kansas transportation department because of a large volume of accidents on the highway as a storm moves over the plains.

The storm dumped between 2 and 6 inches along the Front Range, and up to 9 inches in some mountain towns.

Stegman says treacherous conditions on the roads cleared up around 2 p.m. shortly after the snow stopped. The only major road closure was US 285 west of Denver because of jackknifed tractor trailer Saturday morning.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Denver

Marijuana In Colorado: Talking With Youth

Listen Live

AM/FM Stations

Featured Shows & Multimedia