Westbound I-70 closed from Burlington to Limon for safety CDOT says

Westbound lanes on a stretch of Interstate 70 closed Thursday afternoon because of safety concerns.

The Colorado Department of Transportation said I-70 westbound is closed from Burlington, Exit 48, to Limon, Exit 361.

“Road closed expect delays due to safety concerns,” CDOT stated on its trip planner website.

The closure is about a 75-mile distance.

The Colorado State Patrol on Thursday afternoon said that high winds and blowing snow has caused multiple crashes, including a fatal incident. Conditions are extreme in Lincoln and Elbert counties, CSP said.

The eastbound lanes of I-70 are closed from Deer Trail to Limon, about a 33-mile stretch, also for safety reasons.

About 4 p.m. on Thursday, the wind in Limon was gusting to 43 mph, with 72% humidity and a wind-chill temperature of 8 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Burlington is under similar weather conditions, with snow showers and patchy, blowing snow.

This story will be updated. 

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