Summit County placed under hazardous weather outlook |

Summit County placed under hazardous weather outlook

An overturned semi blocks the eastbound lanes on Interstate 70 between Frisco and Silverthorne Sunday morning.
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The National Weather Service has put northeast and north central Colorado, including Summit County, under a hazardous weather outlook after an overnight storm blanketed the region.

Snowfall is expected to diminish this afternoon and evening with clearing skies tonight. Highs today should be in the 20s.

The Colorado Department of Transportation has reported some problems on Interstate 70. Sometime before 9 a.m. today, a wrecked semi caused the closure of both eastbound lanes of Interstate 70.

The interstate has since reopened but traffic remains slow. Other issues on I-70 were reported in the Georgetown area, and CDOT has put traction laws in effect across the mountain region.

Additionally, Dillon Dam Road connecting Dillon and Frisco was closed for about five hours due to white out conditions.

Monday through Saturday should bring mostly dry conditions across the region, according to the NWS, as temperatures slowly begin to warm with readings pushing back to normal levels by the end of the week.

Naturally, the snowfall is being celebrated by nearby ski resorts, which are welcoming the gift as they look to open in the coming days and weeks.

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