US 40 reopens after closure from Steamboat to Kremmling due to poor conditions
Update: U.S. Highway 40 has been reopened as of Saturday morning.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Both lanes of U.S. Highway 40 have been closed from mile marker 136 just south of Steamboat Springs at the base of Rabbit Ears Pass to four miles west of the town of Kremmling, according to officials.
Poor conditions and visibility have caused several vehicle crashes along the stretch leading emergency officials to close the road until further notice.
Officials are saying to expect lengthy delays in the area. There is no estimated time for reopening. Motorists are advised to use the Colorado Highway 131 as an alternate route.
A passenger vehicle traction law had been put into effect shortly before the decision was made to close the road.
To reach Bryce Martin, call 970-871-4206 or email bmartin@SteamboatPilot.com.
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