DENVER (CBS4) – Interstate 70 is opening back up from Colorado to the Kansas line. Officials at Colorado Department of Transportation closed the highway Wednesday night as the driving conditions worsened due to the bomb cyclone spring blizzard.
Hundreds of snowplow operators were working to clear the road of snow and ice overnight.
Just before 7 a.m. the Colorado State Patrol tweeted that the highway would be opening back up.
Semi trucks and cars were lined up along I-70 at AirPark Road at daybreak Thursday waiting for the interstate to reopen.
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Interstate 76 was also closed from Lochbuie to the Nebraska state line overnight. By 11 a.m., the highway was back open.
Many schools in the Denver metro area are on a delayed start due to the dangerous road conditions in some areas.