Travel Alerts February 9

Travel Alerts February 9 was created by MountainTownAlerts

Jefferson County is on Accident Alert

"ACCIDENT ALERT" is defined as those times when weather conditions are so severe that State Troopers and Police Officers are unable to respond to the large volume of motor vehicle crashes. Accident Alert is initiated on a jurisdictional and geographical basis, in other words some cities may be on accident alert whereas others may not depending on how the weather conditions are affecting their area.

While accident alert is in effect, Troopers and or Police Officers will only respond if the following circumstances exist:

  • Vehicles are disabled due to damage.
  • Accident involves a fatality or an injury requiring medical attention.
  • Alcohol or drugs are involved.
  • Accident is an alleged hit and run.
  • There is damage to public property other than wildlife, i.e. a highway guardrail.
If the accident does not meet the criteria for a police response, do the following:
  • The drivers involved are required to exchange information.
  • File your accident report online as soon as possible.
A report can be filed either on-line or at a troop office where the accident occurred.
www.colorado.gov/pacific/csp/crash-information
www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/report-accident

Passenger Vehicle Traction Law
  • US 285 Southbound / Northbound Kenosha Pass (Milemarker 200-228)
  • US 285 Southbound / Northbound between Pine Jct. and Morrison (Milemarker 229-250)
  • CO 9 Southbound / Northbound Hoosier Pass (Milemarker 73-80)
  • I-70 Westbound / Eastbound between Vail and Copper Mountain (Milemarker 178-195)
  • I-70 Westbound / Eastbound between Silverthorne and Georgetown (Milemarker 205-228)
  • I-70 Westbound / Eastbound between Idaho Springs and Denver/C-470 (Milemarker 241-259)
Passenger vehicles are required to have snow or mud/snow tires, use chains/alternative traction devices, or be a 4WD/AWD vehicle.


Commercial Vehicle Chain Law
  • US 285 Southbound / Northbound Kenosha Pass (Milemarker 200-228)
  • US 285 Southbound / Northbound between Pine Jct. and Morrison (Milemarker 229-250)
  • CO 9 Southbound / Northbound Hoosier Pass (Milemarker 73-80)
  • I-70 Westbound Copper Mountain to Vail Pass Summit (Milemarker 195-190)
  • I-70 Eastbound Vail to Vail Pass Summit (Milemarker 178-190)
  • I-70 Eastbound Silverthorne to Eisenhower Tunnel (Milemarker 205-213)
  • I-70 Westbound Georgetown (Milemarker 228-215)
  • I-70 Westbound / Eastbound Floyd Hill (Milemarker 241-250)
  • I-70 Westbound / Eastbound Mt. Vernon Canyon (Milemarker 250-259)
Chains or alternative traction devices (ATDs) required for all CMV, including buses and vans of 16+ capacity. EB CMVs – There is no truck parking east of Milepost 133 or in Vail Valley. Trucks waiting out the chain law should not proceed past Dotsero – exit 133.

Road Closed
US 6 Westbound / Eastbound Loveland Pass (Milemarker 222-229)
Adverse conditions. Hazmat vehicles use Eisenhower Tunnel at top of hour, other traffic held. Delays.

Caution High Winds
US 285 Southbound / Northbound (Milemarker 182)
Caution high winds and icy roads. Light and high profile vehicles use caution and slower speeds advised.

Heavy Traffic
  • I-70 Westbound Copper Mountain (Milemarker 195-196). On Exit ramp at MM195.
  • I-70 Westbound Morrison Exit to East side Eisenhower Tunnel (Milemarker 259-215)
Up to 2 hours travel time.

Heavy Snow Warning
I-70 Westbound / Eastbound I-70 Mountain Corridor (Milemarker 133-259)
The National Weather Service has a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 6am Monday morning. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches and wind gusts up to 45 M.P.H. Travel may be difficult to impossible at higher elevations. Travelers should prepare for chain law, traction law, extended delays and safety closures.
09 Feb 2020 08:56 #1

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Replied by JeffcoOpenSpace on topic Travel Alerts February 9

NOTICE: Jeffco is on accident alert which means our park plow operations are suspended today, 2/9, due to dangerous conditions. If you are heading out, be prepared for extreme winter conditions and impaired response times. #jeffcotrails
Our mission is to PRESERVE open space & parkland, PROTECT park & natural resources, and PROVIDE healthy nature-based activities.
jeffco.us/open-space
Find us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @JeffcoOpenSpace
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09 Feb 2020 09:38 #2

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Replied by MountainTownAlerts on topic Travel Alerts February 9

Some traction and chain laws have been lifted. Here's what is currently in effect:

Passenger Vehicle Traction Law
  • US 285 Southbound / Northbound Kenosha Pass (Milemarker 200-228)
  • US 285 Southbound / Northbound between Pine Jct. and Morrison (Milemarker 229-250)
  • CO 9 Southbound / Northbound Hoosier Pass (Milemarker 73-80)
  • I-70 Westbound / Eastbound between Vail and Copper Mountain (Milemarker 178-195)
  • I-70 Westbound / Eastbound between Silverthorne and Georgetown (Milemarker 205-228)
  • I-70 Westbound / Eastbound between Idaho Springs and Denver/C-470 (Milemarker 241-259)
Commercial Vehicle Chain Law
  • US 285 Southbound / Northbound Kenosha Pass (Milemarker 200-228)
  • CO 9 Southbound / Northbound Hoosier Pass (Milemarker 73-80)

Caution High Winds
US 285 Southbound / Northbound (Milemarker 182)
Caution high winds and icy roads. Light and high profile vehicles use caution and slower speeds advised

Road Closed
US 6 Westbound / Eastbound Loveland Pass (Milemarker 222-229)
Adverse conditions. Hazmat vehicles use Eisenhower Tunnel at top of hour, other traffic held. Delays.
09 Feb 2020 12:04 #3

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