Big day for tunnel traffic |

Big day for tunnel traffic

Drivers coming down the mountain today wrapping up a holiday weekend should not see new snow along the I-70 corridor, but strong winds and traffic volume may still cause delays.

Eastbound traffic through the Eisenhower Tunnel on President’s Day, jammed with skiers and families returning from a long weekend, has topped 25,000 vehicles the past two years.

Above-average snow conditions at Colorado resorts this year, and traffic flows heading to the resorts earlier in the weekend, will likely set up a slow drive home today for many.

Sunday and holiday return traffic typically picks up “about mid-afternoon and runs through the evening hours,” said Gene Towne, a Colorado Department of Transportation spokesman.


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