MORRISON, Colo. (CBS4) –  A large stretch of Interstate 70 closed Monday night as a snow storm barreled down onto Colorado and its high country. At one point, Colorado State Patrol said the closure spans from Morrison to Silverthorne.

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At around 9:30 p.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation says westbound lanes are closed at Morrison while eastbound lanes are closed at Silverthorne.

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It’s not clear when the closures will lift.

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The National Weather Service office in Boulder reports at least 10 inches of snow near Jamestown, west of Boulder. They say some of the reports were a couple of hours old, so totals will surely increase.

Danielle Chavira