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Old 04-11-2010, 09:43 PM
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I have read that I-70 can shut down during a blizzard between Strasburg and Aurora... I would like to know how often this occurs and if it closes for high winds or any other reasons. On average, for how long will it remain shut down for? Are there any ways around it that would not require a snow plow ?

I know we cannot foresee the weather in the future (some people make good predicitions), but I would like to hear your take on the commute if you have experienced it. My husband will be working long, rotating shifts in NE Aurora, and we are seriously considering looking for a house along the I-70 corridor as far out as Strasburg. We want land and quietness. I know to some this will sound crazy, to have a normal 30-40 minute commute, but if the interstate does not close too often, it is worth it to us. Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:10 PM
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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You might check with Colorado Department of Transportation. They should have records. It's hard to say what an average length of time of closing would be, since it all depends on the weather. If the storm hangs around and is bad enough, then the road remains closed.

The only way "around I-70" would be the small, rural roads, most of which are unpaved. I love driving on them in the summer time, but I would not want to be out there in a blizzard. If the weather is bad enough to close the interstate, then you certainly wouldn't want to be on some back road. What if you went off the road? Who would be there to help you out?

I don't think that the weather is bad enough to close the road more than a couple of times per season. I've seen some bad weather when the road hasn't been closed, but people drive it all the time.
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