BURLINGTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Part of Interstate 70 was closed again for about 90 minutes on the Eastern Plains because of lingering bad weather.

It was reopened at around 12:45 p.m.

Highway 34 looking eastbound in Eckley (credit: Eric Colcleasure)

The Colorado Department of Transportation announced both directions of I-70 at Burlington were closed until the Kansas state line.

Meanwhile, CBS4 Meteorologist Chris Spears found an unfortunate result of turning on your sprinklers too early in Colorado.

Colorado fire officials with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control planned to launch one of their airplanes, a MMA328, to northeastern Colorado to help find stranded motorists.

(credit: Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control)

They say they plan on searching in five different counties.


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