As the saying goes: “If you don’t like the weather in Colorado, wait 15 minutes.” Especially now that we’re in March – often our snowiest month of the year – we all need to continue to be vigilant and keep an eye on Colorado road conditions.
With such unpredictable weather patterns, we should also have another saying: “If the weather is changing, so are the roads.”
With that in mind, I thought I’d share a few sites where you can quickly access information about Colorado road conditions:
This site is hosted by CDOT and is immensely interactive. You can look at interactive maps, load your travel route, and set up travel alerts.
This site has some quickly accessible information on mountain driving conditions and a few spots even allow camera views.
Many of the local news stations have traffic and road condition information. My personal favorite is 9News.
Hosted by CoTrip, this station provides road condition updates every six minutes, so it’s a good one to check when you’re already on the road.
And while I’m at it, here are direct links to a few of the most hazardous stretches and passes that I’ve traveled in the last few weeks:
- Monument Pass: http://www.localconditions.com/weather-monument-colorado/80132/traffic.php
- Rabbit Ears Pass Webcam: http://www.steamboattoday.com/webcams/
- Loveland Pass: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=39.68&lon=-105.88#.VqY-UFIdrm4
- Vail Pass: http://www.localconditions.com/weather-vail-colorado/81657/traffic.php
- Berthoud Pass: https://opensnow.com/location/berthoud
Remember to always check the weather forecast AND the roads when you’re heading out in Colorado!