Hwy 285 Road Conditions

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MountainTownAlerts created the topic: Hwy 285 Road Conditions 22 Dec 2014 16:49 #1

A heads-up was posted on the Evergreen Neighbors & Friends Facebook group that 285 headed west is at a standstill near 470. Someone else posted that Parmaleee Gulch is all ice. CDOT may be shutting the highway down, we'll keep you posted.

Please be careful if you are heading home soon, or out to see the game.

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Hwy 285 Road Conditions 12.22.14 22 Dec 2014 17:01 #2

So the webcam view at Little Britches/Haley's Closet went from this



to this in 5 minutes time


It looks like the snow is really coming down


But the road looks clear at Conifer Marketplace

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pacamom replied the topic: Hwy 285 Road Conditions 12.22.14 22 Dec 2014 17:41 #3

And now everything looks clear.

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Hwy 285 Road Conditions 12.22.14 22 Dec 2014 17:54 #4

Just posted onto our Facebook page by Chris P. Bacon (isn't that the best name EVER?):

Still a parking lot with little to no movement for well over an hour. Stay away if possible.

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Hwy 285 Road Conditions 12.22.14 22 Dec 2014 18:10 #5

It's a little more clear in Conifer now, here at Little Britches/Haley's Closet anyway:



Hearing on the scanner that it's still at a stand-still at the bottom of the hill though, as mentioned by Chris P. Bacon.

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pacamom replied the topic: Hwy 285 Road Conditions 12.22.14 22 Dec 2014 18:55 #6

Also saw on FB that Hwy 8 btwn Morrison and Hwy 285 is bumper to bumper at a standstill.

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ScienceChic replied the topic: Hwy 285 Road Conditions 12.22.14 23 Dec 2014 07:35 #7

Anyone been out and about yet this morning? How are the roads?


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cydl replied the topic: Hwy 285 Road Conditions 23 Dec 2014 07:42 #8

Just got to work a little before 7. Some parts of 285 were just wet; soaked with Mag Chloride seemingly, but that was the exception. Most was snowpacked and icy. Windy point was slow going as was the Luge. Once you get past the C470 exits on 285 the road is mostly dry and clear. So long as you have good tires, keep a good following distance and keep your speed down you'll be fine. I left at 0550 and averaged around 40 - 45 mph, stopped for coffee and still got to work at my regular time.

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Hwy 285 Road Conditions 25 Dec 2014 20:03 #9

Shared on our Facebook page by Kayla Morris 20min ago:

The canyon about 6pm. Very slick with multiple spin outs. Roads may just now be getting plowed. Be safe!

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Hwy 285 Road Conditions 25 Dec 2014 20:10 #10

From Green Foothill Farm at Parmalee Gulch exit: traffic is going in one lane only, very slowly. Many cars with hazards on.

Edit to add: 6" of snow measured at Green Foothill Farm so far.

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