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From the Denver7 news desk: Breaking and developing news on Dec. 19, 2018

Posted: 9:42 AM, Dec 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-20 03:12:04Z
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This is the Denver7 breaking and developing news blog. Throughout the day, this story will be updated with both minor and large breaking news events that our readers care about. Check back as we continue to update this story. 


8:08 p.m.: US 285 is closed in both directions between County Road 22 (Antero Junction) and County Road 872 (Kenosha Pass), per CDOT.

12:55 p.m.: CDOT says that eastbound I-70 has reopened at Silverthorne after the safety closure earlier today.

11:24 a.m.: There is now also a safety closure in place on eastbound I-70 at the Silverthorne exit. CDOT says hazmat trucks should stage between mile markers 213 and 215 and that hazmat escorts have been suspended.

11:00 a.m.: Keystone Resort says all its ski lifts are closed until further notice due to high winds.

9:37 a.m. -- Drivers headed to the High Country on Wednesday should be ready to deal with snowy roads and some slow traffic as snow falls at the higher elevations. A safety closure was put in place on westbound I-70 at Herman Gulch, just east of the Eisenhower Tunnel, around 9:30 a.m. Click here for the latest traffic conditions.