CDOT prepared for winter, asks drivers to do the same |

CDOT prepared for winter, asks drivers to do the same


With another wintery blast in progress, the Colorado Department of Transportation says it is well equipped to keep roads as clear, safe and passable as possible and is asking drivers to be prepared for tough driving conditions as well.

CDOT has 65 maintenance workers and 45 trucks assigned to the region that includes Summit County. During snow storms a minimum of 23 trucks are plowing the roads 24 hours per day.

“We’re continuing to use all of our available resources to keep the highways open and safe for travel,” maintenance foreman Ty Anderson said in a recent CDOT statement. Anderson oversees the western portion of the Interstate 70 corridor.

But CDOT officials say drivers can contribute to their own safety by being ready for winter weather conditions.

CDOT recommends filling up on gas before heading out, having supplies including blankets, water food, a flashlight and a shovel in the car and winterizing car emergency kits with sand for traction, jumper cables, an ice scraper and a lock de-icer.

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