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Live Colorado traffic updates as snow blankets the Denver metro and the Front Range

Posted at 6:46 AM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 22:33:28-05

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8:25 p.m.: CSP Golden reports multple issues on I-70 and US 285 in the foothills. CDOT is also reporting heavy traffic on WB I-70 from Golden to MM 215 due to winter conditions. Troopers are working a jackknifed semi near the Lookout Mountain exit and a car into a pole at Morrison.

5:21 p.m.: CSP Castle Rock says there are reports of I-25 freezing up and getting slick around Larkspur, Greenland and Monument Hill. Please be careful on the roads if you have to go out tonight.

10:55 a.m. – Douglas County is on accident alert and asks anyone involved in a crash that didn't involve injuries, drugs, or alcohol to exchange information and report the crash later online with Colorado State Patrol.

9:32 a.m. — A car has crashed on the 7500 block of Kipling Street in Arvada, according to police.

9:03 a.m. — Aurora is now under an accident alert.

8:37 a.m. — The Castle Rock Police Department says that the town is on accident alert.

8:06 a.m. — Jefferson County is now on accident alert. This means that Colorado State Patrol will only respond to accidents that involve injuries, disabled vehicles, damage to public property, DUIs and hit-and-runs. All other accidents can be reported until 4:30 p.m. today or online at

7:50 a.m. — The rollover on Highway 6 east of Golden has cleared.

7:39 a.m. — Burlington is looking dry, but westbound I-70 in that area has closed due to a crash. Drivers will be rerouted to Highway 24.

7:21 a.m. — A vehicle has rolled over on Highway 6 west of Golden and east of Highway 119. The westbound lanes are blocked.

7:16 a.m. — Denver7's Jayson Luber has spotted a new crash in Morrison on Morrison Road just went of 470.

6:54 a.m. — Traffic is slow in Larkspur with a good amount of snow on the ground. A crash has been reported on I-25 near Tomah Road.

6:53 a.m. — We're seeing a possible new crash on eastbound I-70 near Havana. There is stop-and-go traffic. It is taking about 20 minutes to get to this area from I-25.

6:58 a.m. — If you're headed out to the airport and nervous about flights, don't worry. So far, there are no weather-related delays or cancellations.

6:39 a.m. — A crash has been reported on Highway 85 in Platteville. The highway is closed in that area.

6:20 a.m. — A crash has been reported on northbound I-25 near Plum Creek in Castle Rock.

5:57 a.m. — A traffic crash or stalled vehicle is in the right land of westbound I-70 at York Street. There is backup all the way toward Colorado Boulevard.

4:59 a.m. — Colorado State Patrol says that Traction Law and Chain Law is in effect for Vail Pass, since the roads through the mountain corridor are icy and covered in snow.

4:52 a.m. — Traction law is in place in Conifer on Highway 285.