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DENVER -- The slowdown is in the usual spot along eastbound I-70:  from Georgetown to Idaho Springs.  And it’s the usual crawl for drivers, driving home after the 3-day, Labor Day weekend.

The Colorado Department of Transportation typically advises drivers coming home after a 3-day weekend to try and leave before 11 a.m. or after 5 p.m. on a getaway day.

FOX31 Denver caught up with a number of drivers at gas stations in Idaho Springs.  One family is returning from a camping trip to Dillon.

“Hopefully (the traffic) is behind us.  We got most of it, it was a pretty long trip coming back,” says the driver, while stretching.

CDOT says its “100 days of heat” DUI campaign officially ends Tuesday at 3:00 a.m.