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Snow complicates travel on I-70

A Colorado State trooper Friday morning checks on a car that appeared to have hit the guardrail on eastbound Interstate 70 west of Glenwood Springs.
Brad Howard / Post Independent

As snow fell across Colorado’s Western Slop Friday morning, travel was slow and at times stopped on Interstate 70.
A single-car accident before 9 a.m. created a logjam on I-70 eastbound between Glenwood Springs and New Castle.

Multiple accidents between 9 and 10 a.m. closed the road briefly in Eagle County, and the Colorado Department of Transportation’s cotrip.org website described a range of adverse conditions that appeared to be easing up later in the morning.

As ski areas got much-welcome snow, the National Weather Service in Grand Junction had a winter storm warning in effect until 6 p.m. for the Gore and Elk mountain ranges. Snow or a chance of it was in the forecast in the high country through Thursday, with rain expected to be frequent through the weekend at lower elevations.


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