DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado State Patrol says U.S. 285 is closed between Kenosha Pass and Fairplay due to a ground blizzard and zero visibility. Numerous accidents have been reported due to the poor conditions.

Wind gusts in the higher mountains and foothills will continue gusting between 50-75 mph into the evening. The National Weather Service has a high wind warning in effect for the area.

At this time there is no word on when the highway will reopen. Alternate routes are advised.

Chris Spears