Colorado road conditions: Friday snow brings traffic, wrecks to metro area

Denver hasn’t had snow in a while, so maybe some have forgotten how to drive in winter conditions. Officials say to take it slow and plan for your drive to take a bit longer.

Two rollover crashes before 7 a.m. are slowing things around the metro area. One on northbound E-470 north of Interstate 70 near the airport. The other is out on I-70 near Bennett.

A truck rolled over on the C-470 westbound ramp to Santa Fe. The fuel tanker was carrying 4,000 gallons of diesel and spilled. South Metro Fire Rescue is on the scene and reports very icy conditions.

Another wreck on C-470 was reported around 7:30 a.m. near Wadsworth.

Colorado Highway 470 near Lakewood going east was closed near Alameda for some time before reopening this morning.

I-70 has a slowdown going wet from Wadsworth on, due to a crash at Kipling.

Folks around the metro area are reporting wet, slick and sometimes even icy conditions.

Most mountain roads have chain laws active so make sure to prepare if you’re headed into the hills.

Wheat Ridge and Parker went on Accident Alert before 8 a.m.

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