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Summit County weather: It’s snowing and not about to stop

UPDATES:

2:20 p.m., Traction law is in effect again.

Snow tires and chains and 4WD, oh my!

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It’s snowing in Summit County, yet temperatures are rising, with a predicted high of 39 today. This could mean road conditions becoming more clear.

Below are updates on road closures and weather patterns.

 

12:15 p.m., Traction laws lifted in both directions on I-70.

12:05 p.m., I-70 is open near Eisenhower tunnel with slow moving traffic

11:50 a.m., I-70 is closed near the Eisenhower tunnel, due to numerous spin outs.

OpenSnow is predicting powder days for days.

You can expect light to moderate snow through Wednesday evening, dry conditions on Thursday, and an even stronger storm Thursday night through Saturday morning.

Saturday morning, after storm # 2,  is expected to be the best time to ski and ride, so start planning now.

See a full report of weather and road closures.

What today’s snow totals are looking like:

Breckenridge1"1"26″
Copper Mountain1"1"24″
Keystone1"1"28″
Arapahoe Basin3"3"38″
Loveland Ski Area2"2"33″
Vail Mountain1"1"24″

 

Light snow fell on overnight, which brought in 1-3 inches for this morning’s reports. An additional 1-3 inches in some areas has also accumulated since 5 a.m.

I-70 Snow Report: http://opsw.co/I70report

All road surfaces from the Eisenhower Tunnel through Vail are now under an icy, slushy, and snow-packed mix.

With more snow comes more terrain openings.

Right now, the I-70 mountain corridor is looking pretty clean. However, expect slow travel speeds and periods of moderate to heavy snow throughout the day. Be equipped with snow tires, 4WD or other traction devices.

Stay warm and keep your eyes out for more weather updates.