CDOT reminds drivers of new traction law ahead of first snowstorm Thursday |

CDOT reminds drivers of new traction law ahead of first snowstorm Thursday

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — With snow expected to start falling early Thursday morning, the Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding drivers that seasonal tractions laws took effect Sept. 1 on Interstate 70.

The new traction law, which was signed May 17 by Gov. Jared Polis, requires vehicles to have all-wheel drive, snow tires or carry chains for the nine months from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

The law also increased the minimum tread depth for tires to three-sixteenths of an inch.

Drivers should also remember to give themselves plenty of time in the morning as commutes will likely take longer.

Keep up with the conditions

• Find the latest forecast and recent weather stories here.
• View Steamboat webcams here.
• Find information from the National Weather Service, including storm warnings and advisories at
• The Colorado Department of Transportation provides road conditions, closures and traffic cameras at
• For travel information by phone, call 511 (in Colorado) or dial 303-639-1111.
• Find information about avalanche danger and conditions from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
• For flight information, visit

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