CDOT warns drivers to ‘play it safe’ as mountain snow rolls in

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DENVER -- The Colorado Department of Transportation warned motorists traveling in the mountains Saturday to "be smart and play it safe."

Snow is developing in the mountains with the storm intensifying by 6 p.m.

CDOT reminded travelers to watch the weather and think about heading home before the storm creates treacherous driving conditions along corridors including I-70 east of Vail.

Recent mountain storms have slowed traffic to a crawl or standstill for long periods of time.

The Colorado Department of Transportation posted a message Saturday night regarding conditions in the mountains, saying, "Plows are clearing snow along the I-70 mountain corridor as the storm continues throughout the night. Tomorrow morning travelers heading to high country destinations may expect slick and snow-packed conditions. All motorists should be prepared to comply with chain and traction laws."

Pinpoint Weather Meteorologist Matt Makens said this won't be a major storm, but the high country will see totals on the slopes of 3 to 8 inches, the valleys and most of the towns in the 1 to 4-inch range. Temperatures will not drop much at all with 30s pretty much in all areas for Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

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