Snowfall Creates Hazardous Driving Conditions on Colorado's US-24

The National Weather Service Boulder alerted that a combination of snow and wind gusts from 60 mph in the mountains and up to 80 mph in the plains would create “hazardous driving conditions” in Colorado on January 1.

The Colorado Department of Transportation implemented the passenger vehicle traction law and commercial vehicle chain law on US-24 on Wednesday, requiring passenger vehicles to have either snow tires, mud tires or four-wheel-drive and for commercial vehicles to have wheel chains for traction.

Video filmed by Storyful journalist Kelly Jones shows road conditions on US-24 between Leadville and Minturn, Colorado. Credit: Kelly Jones via Storyful