Kyle Lester, Colorado Department of Transportation director of highway maintenance, said Wednesday the department is prepared to pre-emptively close I-25 between Denver and Colorado Springs near Monument Hill this evening because of inclement weather.

The weather system moving in could be the second “bomb cyclone” storm of the season. The first one, which hit the Front Range March 13, stranded hundreds of cars in the Monument Hill area.

Lester said the CDOT is standing by, ready to close the road.

In addition, Lester said, areas east of I-25 are expected to experience high winds and heavy snow. Southeastern Colorado will likely see mostly rain, Lester said.

The storm is currently moving through the I-70 mountain corridor. Lester said Vail Pass and Silverthorne experienced closures this afternoon.

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