By Makenzie O'Keefe

(CBS4) – CDOT closed eastbound I-70 at Floyd Hill Friday morning due to sun glare. This was the third time this week that section of the interstate was closed for safety concerns.

Friday’s closure was eastbound I-70 between Hidden Valley and Floyd Hill. Traffic was detoured using Exit 244 to US-6, then US-40 back to eastbound I-70. CDOT says this is the time of year when sun glare becomes a big issue, especially in this area in the High Country.

“We have CDOT crews and Colorado State Patrol Troopers stationed near Floyd Hill and they make a decision on a day-by-day basis on how bad that sun glare is going to be and if it necessitates a safety closure,” explained Presley Fowler with CDOT. “It’s a pretty intense angle going up the highway there so it’s just a combination of the hill and how the interstate sits as the sun comes up, that cause sun glare that can be blinding.”

We have more tips on how to drive safely when experiencing sun glare here.

Makenzie O'Keefe