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I-70 reopens across eastern Colorado, high winds expected throughout Saturday

DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation reopened I-70 in both directions across eastern Colorado Saturday morning. Drivers should continue to expect high winds in that part of the state and along the Front Range throughout the day.

Blizzard conditions forced eastbound I-70 to close from Airpark Road just east of Denver to the Kansas state line late Friday afternoon. Westbound I-70 was closed from the Kansas state line to Limon.

Traffic stopped on I-70 near Airpark Road just east of Denver. A blizzard on Colorado’s Eastern Plains closed the highway all the way to the Kansas state line.

Several other roads in the eastern part of the state started reopening Saturday morning. They were closed for many hours while winds howled during the blizzard.

Deputy Baldwin with the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office shot a quick video urging people there to stay home and off the roads. “Right now we’re experiencing zero visibility in a lot of places,” he said. Conditions were intense in his video.

FOX31 will continue to follow the weather conditions and road closures to bring you current information.

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