Up to 2 feet of snow expected in Colo. mountains | SummitDaily.com

Up to 2 feet of snow expected in Colo. mountains

DENVER – More snow in Colorado’s mountains is making for slow and dangerous travel.

The snow began falling Sunday and it’s expected to continue into Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service said accumulations of between 1 and 2 feet were expected above 9,000 feet.

The weather has shut down Loveland Pass forcing all hazardous load trucks to use the Eisenhower Tunnel along Interstate 70. Trucks are being allowed through the tunnel at the top of every hour, causing regular traffic to back up.

Berthoud Pass is also closed. The Denver Post reported I-70 was snowpacked and icy Monday evening, slowing traffic in the mountains to slower than 10 mph in spots.

Winds up to 80 mph are producing near-blizzard conditions at higher elevations.

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