Hwy 285 Road Conditions

25 Dec 2014 20:16 #11 by MountainTownAlerts
From Christy Martin:
Only one lane plowed on 285 between C470 & Parmalee (that's where I turn off!). Fairly, the plows couldn't get to the right lane due to all the spin outs. There must have been at least 15 an hour ago.

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25 Dec 2014 20:19 #12 by MountainTownAlerts
From Mindy Hanson 6 min ago:
Avoid WB 285. Glad we have food, water, blankets and lots of gas. Moving very slowly.
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25 Dec 2014 21:04 #14 by PrintSmith
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Parmalee Gulch marks the end of the bad stuff, as long as you don't have to sit behind vehicles driving down the center of the road instead of picking a lane that is. I truly don't understand why folks do that. Pick a lane and drive in it for crying out loud. I must have followed one Jeep 5 miles with my right tire in their left tire tracks before reaching a spot where I could get around them. If you want to spend 2+ hours getting home that's fine, just don't make me spend 2+ hours of my time getting home too.

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25 Dec 2014 22:25 #15 by otisptoadwater
Thanks for the updates! I count myself fortunate in not having to be out on the roads anytime soon.

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26 Dec 2014 08:30 #16 by Photo-fish
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Wife left Bailey for UCH at 5:10 AM. Made it to Morrison Road and C470 at 6:20. Made it to UCH by 7:30.

I left for Evergreen at 7:10 and made it there by 7:50.

Roads are a bit snowpacked but cleared (WAY TO GO CDOT AND JEFFCO!!) and also vacant of most traffic. Evergreen surface streets are a bit dicey.

Would have been a nice day to staty home or play in the snow.

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26 Dec 2014 09:04 #17 by MountainTownAlerts
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Stay off the roads! We just came down the hill [at 7:00a] and it was an ice skating rink. - between windy point and 470 is awful - Morrison was the worst part - they got more snow than we did

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26 Dec 2014 20:57 #18 by ScienceChic
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Has anyone traveled 285 tonight from C470 to Conifer and/or 285 to 160/Wolf Creek? Two people have asked on the My Mountain Town Facebook page just now. Thanks!

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29 Dec 2014 07:37 #19 by MountainTownAlerts
Snow is sticking to the highway in Conifer & Bailey.

View from Haley's Closet webcam at 5:40am and 7:00am


Aspen Peak Cellars view at 5:40am and 7:00am
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29 Dec 2014 10:13 #20 by pacamom
Replied by pacamom on topic Hwy 285 Road Conditions
Believe it or not 285 is better in Parkco than Jeffco and it's snowing harder the farther south you go.

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