Colorado road closures due to ‘weather-related emergency’
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a “weather-associated emergency” for several counties that are facing “significant road conditions” as a result of “weather related emergency.”
The agency has said in a statement that it expects “significant traffic disruptions” to occur as a consequence of the closures.
A similar emergency was declared for some roads in Washington state last month.
The agency says the closures will be in place until “weather conditions allow.”
Colorado has had a “significant weather-related” wildfire in the past, including one that burned through large swaths of the state last year.
In 2017, the state reported a wildfire threat of severe to “critical” and “severe.”
The state also issued a threat for severe thunderstorm conditions.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.