An accident involving a dump truck on Interstate 70 Tuesday afternoon was snarling traffic on the highway.
The southbound lanes of Interstate 25 approaching Interstate 70 were closed about 6 p.m. Friday for about 90 minutes because of several accidents in the area. All lanes reopened about 7:30 p.m.
Despite the trend that many people hit the road for Memorial Day weekend, the Colorado Department of Transportation said historically there aren’t any major spikes in traffic volume across Colorado.
A 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.
Some temporary lane closures of Interstate 70 begin on Monday night.
A death investigation began Wednesday night inside a home but not many details have been released.
Crews worked throughout the day on Monday to decrease the danger of falling rocks on I-70 in the high country.
A deadly crash closed three lanes of westbound Interstate 70 near the Morrison exit on Saturday morning. Colorado State Patrol reopened all the lanes several hours later, about noon.
All lanes of Interstate 70 were reopened after being closed Thursday for emergency rockfall mitigation.
Drivers wanting to get to the high country on Thursday should plan on taking a route other than Interstate 70.