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Not Every 'All-Season' Tire Complies With Traction LawsDrivers may think they're in the clear with all-season tires, but as CDOT ramps up its enforcement of traction laws in the high country for all vehicles, some may be caught off guard.
No More Free Passes: CDOT To Enforce 'Traction Law' On I-70 For All VehiclesLaws requiring chains and snow tires don't just apply to commercial vehicles and tractor-trailers, but in past winters the Colorado Department of Transportation had not really enforced those rules for passenger vehicles.
Drivers In High Country Hit Tire Shops Like A Winter BlizzardThe snow started falling early Wednesday in the high country and the traction law was put into effect on Interstate 70. Drivers got the message about the snow that's on the way and spent the day getting ready for the wintry weather.
U.S. 6 Over Loveland Pass Closed Due To Avalanche DangerU.S. 6 over Loveland Pass has been closed due to avalanche danger, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Zero Tolerance: Truckers Get Ticketed For Not Carrying Chains In High CountryBy law truckers and commercial vehicles must carry chains between October through the winter on Interstate 70 over the mountains. Police and state troopers were inspecting trucks Wednesday on Vail Pass.
Hickenlooper: 'This Makes Sense,' Signs Study To Research Mandated Chains, Snow TiresA bill to require drivers of non-commercial vehicles to have chains or snow tires before driving along a section of Interstate 70 during winter driving conditions failed in the state legislature but what remained is a study of the issue.
Bill To Require Snow Tires Along I-70 Moves Forward In HouseThe bill that would require passenger vehicles to have tires with adequate tread, snow tires or chains on Interstate 70 in the mountains during winter months has advanced in the state House.
Colorado Lawmakers Consider Stricter Snow-Tire RequirementsColorado lawmakers are considering requiring snow tires or chains on noncommercial vehicles at all times during winter and spring months, an attempt reduce accidents and mountain traffic.
Chain Law For Passenger Vehicles Goes Into Effect On I-70 For First Time This SeasonA winter snowstorm that started on Thursday and continued on Friday led to treacherous driving conditions across Colorado.
Colorado Vehicle Chain Laws Begin SaturdayThere may be record high temperatures outside, but the Colorado Department of Transportation is requiring large trucks to carry snow chains beginning Saturday.
Strong Winds Make Driving Treacherous In High CountryWith every passing hour the snow was intensifying Saturday night. On some of the high mountain passes the weather became a major storm event.
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