For up-to-date travel information, including road conditions, travel times, chain laws, road closures and advisories:
- Visit www.cotrip.org
- Subscribe to local real time road and weather alerts at www.ecalert.org
- Download the Colorado Department of Transportation travel app
- Call 511 from your smart phone, or toll free 1-877-315-7623
ReadyColorado also offers travel preparedness tips, including preparing a winter emergency road kit. Emergency road kits should include a shovel, windshield scraper, small broom, flashlights, water, snack food, extra winter clothing, necessary medications and blankets to name a few. A full list of road kit items is available by visiting readycolorado.com/blog/winter-weather-travel-safety.
As a reminder, those who live in East Vail neighborhoods are encouraged to pick up a vehicle placard for use during Interstate 70 closures. By displaying the vehicle access placard, those who regularly travel to and from neighborhoods east of Aspen Lane will be directed through an eastbound checkpoint on the South Frontage Road for immediate access to their neighborhood. All remaining traffic will be directed to park in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures as well as Ford Park until I-70 is reopened. The placards are available from the Vail Police Department records desk, located at 75 S. Frontage Rd. They’re free and available to all requesting households.