Highways west of Denver slowly reopen

Adequate snow tires, 4WD required on SB 285

DENVER - While most roads were wet in the metro area Tuesday afternoon, areas west of Denver had huge traffic problems for several hours.

Here are the current statuses, as of 6:30 p.m. 

Interstate 70 has reopened between Morrison and Genesee. Eastbound I-70 also reopened east of the Eisenhower Tunnel after an accident was cleared east of the tunnel. 

U.S. Highway 6 over Loveland Pass remained closed in both directions, due to adverse conditions.  Trucks carrying hazardous materials were advised to use Eisenhower Tunnel at the top of each hour. 

At 4:25 p.m., CDOT said that all commercial vehicles using southbound Highway 285 in Turkey Creek Canyon must chain up.  Additionally, all vehicles must have adequate snow tires, chains or four-wheel drive to travel southbound Turkey Creek Canyon from Highway 8.  The southbound lanes had been closed previously.

Interactive Traffic Map: http://ch7ne.ws/trafficmap

CDOT: http://www.cotrip.org

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