Before embarking on a winter car trip through the mountains, use these tips to help ensure you arrive at your destination safely.
Prepare Your Vehicle
A well-equipped vehicle has adequate tires; tire chains; tow rope; sand or cat litter for traction; shovel; tool kit; windshield scraper and brush; battery cables; first-aid kit, flashlight; extra batteries; blankets and/or sleeping bags; extra clothing; candles; waterproof matches; high-calorie packaged food for quick energy; and an empty can to melt snow for drinking. A vehicle safety kit is recommended emergency equipment for every car in every climate.
Monitor Road Conditions
Check these sources for up-to-date road conditions locally and across the state.
89.9 FM, 92.3 FM, 93.1 FM, 95.3 FM, 97.7 FM, 101.7 FM, 104.7 FM, 850 AM and 1610 AM
Subscribe to EC Alert
Visit www.ecalert.org to have free, real-time road and weather conditions sent to you via text and/or email.
Review I-70 Travel Tips and Closure Plan
Jurisdictions from around Eagle County have worked together to develop I-70 Eagle County Winter Travel Tips, which provides additonal resources and describes the traffic management plan that will be enacted in the event of a road closure on I-70.