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Closures, delays expected Wednesday morning through mountain corridor for avalanche work

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Posted at 8:29 PM, Jan 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-02 22:29:24-05

DENVER – If you’re planning on driving through the mountain corridor early Wednesday, be ready for some delays as crews do avalanche mitigation on several mountain passes.

US Highway 6 will close at Loveland Pass around 6:45 a.m. in both directions for mitigation, and is expected to be closed past 8 a.m. Loveland Pass Ski area will be open after the mitigation work is done.

Both US Highway 40 at Berthoud Pass and I-70 near the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel will also be closed before 8 a.m. for similar avalanche work.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says drivers should expect traffic to be held for between 20 and 30 minutes along I-70 and Highway 40.

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