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I-70 Eastbound Closed E-470 To Kansas, Westbound I-70 Also Closed Burlington To Limon

LIMON, Colo. (CBS4)- Eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed Monday from E-470 to the Kansas border for a "safety closure" due to snow and blowing snow. Westbound I-70 was also closed from Burlington to Limon.

Those lanes are expected to stay closed for an extended period of time. The lanes in that area are snowpacked and slippery due to a snowstorm that's making its way across Colorado.

Monday was declared a First Alert Weather Weather Day by CBS4 Meteorologists. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories that cover Interstate 70 between Limon and the Kansas state line as well as areas south along Highway 287. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Interstate 25 between Pueblo and the New Mexico state line.

A large portion of I-70 was closed in Kansas on Monday, as well as other highways in that state. US 40 in Colorado was also closed from US 24 and Kansas.

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(credit: CDOT)

Earlier, the Colorado Department of Transportation closed eastbound I-70 from Limon to the Kansas border due to a crash. That closure was extended at 1:30 p.m.

A CDOT camera at that time showed the interstate snow-packed with very little visibility.

There is no estimate on when the lanes will reopen. Drivers are expected to encounter delays throughout Monday and possibly Tuesday due to safety concerns.

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