CDOT warns Interstate 70 drivers of morning glare
Ryan Summerlin November 4, 2012
State transportation officials are urging drivers to be prepared for the morning sun glare problem that occurs yearly in the area of Floyd Hill for eastbound travelers.
From November through early February, drivers frequently struggle with a blinding sun glare on eastbound Interstate 70 in the area east of Idaho Springs between 7-8:30 a.m.
The sun’s angle during late fall and early winter months combined with the highway alignment in the area creates the problem, according to CDOT.
Electronic message signs ahead of the Floyd Hill area will warn drivers of the potential hazard, urging them to be careful and expect slowdowns.
Transportation officials also recommend ensuring windshields are clean inside and out, wearing sunglasses to help block the glare, anticipating slower speeds and reducing speed ahead of time, letting off the gas pedal gradually as opposed to hitting the brakes when blinded by sun glare and avoiding eastbound travel on I-70 at Floyd Hill between 7:30-8 a.m.