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U.S. 160 closed Friday afternoon near LaVeta Pass in southern Colorado. (Courtesy of CDOT)

Update 10:21 a.m.

US 285 has been reopened, according to Colorado Department of Transportation. Travelers can expect icy roads and moderate wind gusts. 


Heads up, slopegoers. Travel in ski country is already becoming a pain as one of the busiest ski weekends of the year kicks off.

Colorado Department of Transportation reports heavy traffic plus icy and snowpacked conditions on I-70 westbound. Travel times of up to 2 hours, 30 minutes are needed to cover the 44 miles between mile markers 259 and 215.

The snow is coming down hard in the Summit County area, with no estimated time of the pass reopening. The closure is located on U.S. 6 over Loveland Pass between mile markers 220 and 229.

Drivers can check CDOT's travel center for the latest road conditions.

Highway 285 is closed in Park County between mile markers 183 and 208 (Kenosha Pass), according to Colorado State Patrol. Heavy winds and blowing snow have created hazardous driving conditions.

In southern Colorado, wind and snow caused problems on several highways. U.S. 160 closed near La Veta Pass at about 12:45 p.m. and reopened about three hours later, CDOT said.

'Damaging winds' could cause dangerous driving conditions, forecasters say
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