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Winter Driving

16X9Colorado's winter driving conditions can change from sunny to blowing snow within an hour or two. Be prepared at all times, but especially in winter. Know road conditions, know your vehicle, use proper driving techniques for the conditions you find, and have the right emergency gear and equipment along.

Heavy Tow - Quick Clearance Program

CDOT’s Heavy Tow or Quick Clearance winter program provides standby heavy wreckers at strategic locations along I-70, between Floyd Hill and Vail Pass. The program provides benefits that far outweigh the cost.  For more information click here.

I-70 West Traffic Management

CDOT, in coordination with the Colorado State Patrol (CSP), and Silverthorne Police Department (SPD), will be using Rolling Speed Harmonization on eastbound Interstate 70 in the winter 2012, primarily during the heavier traffic periods on Sunday afternoons.  More...

Avalanche Control

Every winter, CDOT regularly monitors and controls 278 of the 522 known avalanche paths in Colorado to help mitigate and prevent avalanches from impacting Colorado highways.  More...


Safety Tips

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  • Be sure to carry plenty of windshield wiper fluid as liquid de-icers used to treat the roadways may stick to your windshield
  • Let the snowplow drivers do their jobs by giving them extra room
  • Slow down!  Even roads that have been treated with liquid de-icers may be slippery
  • Don’t use cruise control when traveling in winter conditions
  • Be prepared.  Have a scraper, snow brush, coat, hat, gloves, blanket, first aid kit, flashlight, tire chains, matches and nonperishable food in your car
  • Make sure your tires have good tread
Contact Information

Amy Ford
CDOT Communications Manager