National Weather Service
Eagle CO-Garfield CO
1007 AM MST Fri Dec 2 2022
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a
- Snow Squall Warning for…west central Eagle County in west central Colorado and southeastern Garfield County in west central Colorado
- Until 1030 AM MST.
- At 1006 AM MST, a dangerous snow squall was located along a line extending from 16 miles northwest of Gypsum to near Silt to near Parachute, moving southeast at 20 mph.
HAZARD…Flash freeze on roads. Intense bursts of heavy snow and gusty winds leading to blowing snow and rapidly falling visibility. Wind gusts up to 35 mph.
IMPACT…Dangerous and life-threatening travel conditions are expected to develop rapidly in the warning area.
This includes the following highways…
Interstate 70 in Colorado between mile markers 69 and 136, including Glenwood Canyon.
Colorado 13 between mile markers 1 and 5.
Colorado 82 between mile markers 1 and 7.
Locations impacted include…
Glenwood Springs, Rifle, New Castle, Silt, Parachute, Battlement Mesa, Dotsero and Shoshone.
Wet roadways will quickly freeze. Black ice will cause roads, bridges, and overpasses to become slick and dangerous. Slow down and be prepared for a sudden loss of traction.
If traveling on a highway, find the nearest exit or rest area and park safely away from traffic. Allow snow squalls to pass before attempting to resume travel.