I-70 Travelers Expected The Worst Sunday, But It Didn’t Happen

July 7, 2014 5:08 PM

I-70 Travelers Expected The Worst Sunday, But It Didn’t Happen
" MORRISON, Colo. (CBS4) – Holiday travelers were mostly relieved on Sunday on their return to the Front Range from Colorado’s mountains.

Westbound traffic was clogged for most of the day last Thursday and Friday, but it was smooth sailing in the eastbound lanes back into Denver late in the day on Sunday.

Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation had warned drivers to prepare for the worst on Sunday and even encouraged people to stay an extra day in the mountains if possible.

By 10 a.m., almost 2,900 cars came through the Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnel, but that may have been the busiest time all day.

Construction briefly delayed traffic in Idaho Springs, but it wasn’t a major delay.

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CDOT officials said one reason why things were so smooth on Sunday was they saw a lot more people returning from the mountains on Saturday than expected "

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