DENVER (CBS4) – The blizzard, whiteout conditions from a winter storm south and east of Denver forced major highway closures Friday morning.

The Colorado Department of Transportation closed Interstate 25 between Castle Rock and Colorado Springs for several hours. It reopened just after 8 a.m.

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Other major roads and highways around Colorado Springs were also closed, including Highway 83 between Colorado Springs and Parker. Also:

– CO 94 from mile point 9 to Punkin Center
– US 24 from Constitution (mp 314.5) to Limon
– CO 86 from Kiowa to Limon

CBS4’s Chris Spears helps CDOT crews lower the barrier, closing Interstate 70 Friday morning at Airpark Road. (credit: CBS)

Eastbound Interstate 70 at Airpark Road was also closed.

Other roads are mostly just wet in the central and northern parts of the Denver metro area, but there are some school closings as a result of the storm.

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