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Blizzard conditions, crashes cause closures on I-70, U.S. 36

DENVER — Snow and ice caused multiple crashes and shut down a part of Interstate 70 on Sunday afternoon, the Colorado Department of Transportation said.

The adverse conditions closed the interstate in both directions between Aurora to Burlington near the Kansas state line.

The first closure shut down occurred between Limon and Burlington before it was extended.

A crash on I-70 just east of Pena Boulevard had traffic at a near standstill in the early evening.

CDOT reported blizzard conditions in northeastern Colorado.

Snow combined with gusty north winds to 45 mph caused areas of blowing and drifting snow, making travel extremely dangerous.

U.S. 36 was also also closed from Last Chance to Idalia, CDOT said.