Blizzard shuts down interstates in Colorado

By Land Line staff | Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Blizzard conditions in Denver and the surrounding area created dangerous road conditions Wednesday, March 23.

According to the Denver Post, hundreds of miles of roads around Colorado and in the Denver area were closing for a continuing snowstorm.

The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Wednesday afternoon that Interstate 70 was closed in both directions from Silverthorne to Denver because of numerous accidents. The interstate was also shut down between Aurora and the Kansas border. I-25 was closed from Highway 7 north of Denver to Highway 402 in Loveland. I-25 south of Denver was also closed from Castle Rock to Colorado Springs.

CDOT sent out an alert saying all commercial motor vehicles must chain up.

According to reports, some parts of Colorado had already received more than a foot of snow Wednesday morning, and snow was continuing to fall at a rate of two inches per hour. Wind speeds were clocked as fast as 55 mph.

Video from Weather Nation shows the blizzard conditions in the Denver metro area.

Severe weather also hit several other states. Almost all of I-80 was closed Wednesday morning in Wyoming because of heavy snowfalls. I-80 was also closed in western Nebraska.

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