Interstate 70 mountain corridor gets more attention this ski season |

Interstate 70 mountain corridor gets more attention this ski season

Vail Police Officer Chad Henninger redirects traffic off of the eastbound lane of Interstate 70 due to multiple vehicle accidents near Copper Mountain caused by stormy weather Tuesday in Vail. The closure had motorists stranded in Vail for several hours waiting to travel over the pass.
Justin McCarty / |

GOLDEN — If your tires fail the “George Washington test,” the Colorado State Patrol, state highway officials, resorts and businesses along the Interstate 70 mountain corridor want you to stay home this winter.

The test is easy and was displayed Thursday as part of the state’s expanded efforts to ease I-70 congestion from Eagle to Denver during high-volume weekend hours.

Place a quarter upside down into the tire tread, with Washington’s head going in first. If the top of George’s head is covered by the tread at various points around the tire, your radials are road-ready for a trip to Vail.

“Traffic accidents — not volume — account for as much as 60 percent of all traffic delays.”
Maj. Steve Garcia

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