Colorado Highway Closures – Update
September 13, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Motorists advised to stay off the roads, closures continue.
DENVER — Highway closures continue in areas of Denver, portions of northern Colorado and points west of the Front Range today due to flooding, and rock and mudslides.
Due to the amount of saturation and possible unstable conditions of state highways, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) advises motorists to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary in the following counties: Boulder, Larimer, Weld, Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin.
Weather and flooding in these counties will continue to impact roadways. Additionally, while a roadway may appear passable, those near water flow may have damage that may not be apparent. Many highways and bridges will remain closed as a precaution until crews are able to evaluate whether or not they are safe for use.
The following roadways are closed to traffic (both directions unless noted), with updated indicated by bold and italic font:
Again, CDOT is advising the public to avoid all travel on state highways and bridges in areas where excessive rain and flooding has occurred unless absolutely essential. Please note that the above listed closures are only for highways, and that cities, counties, and towns may have closed additional roads in your area!
Currently CDOT's cotrip.org is experiencing technical difficulties. Contact 511 for complete closure information or CDOT Mobile. For a list of current closures, please visit the CDOT Facebook page “Notes” section at www.facebook.com/coloradodot. Our partners at www.coemergency.com,www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov, www.colorado.gov/revenue, and www.colorado.gov/energy will also be posting information.