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Winter Conditions Close All Lanes Of I-70 East Of Aurora

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Transportation closed all lanes of Interstate 70 east of Aurora on Wednesday afternoon because of adverse winter driving conditions.

CDOT closed both directions of I-70 from Airpark Road to Goodland, Kansas just after 1 p.m. Wednesday. That’s a total of 175 miles of I-70.

Blowing snow and poor visibility were cited as the reasons behind the road closure.

Copter4 flew over I-70 at the closure where the backup stretched miles with semis and travelers waiting to exit at Airpark Road.

Westbound I-70 from Limon was reopened later in the afternoon.

CDOT said they are monitoring the conditions and if the storm moves out quickly they hope to reopen I-70 Wednesday night.

U.S. 40 and Highway 287 on the Eastern Plains were also closed on Wednesday and remained closed into the evening.

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