Is the traction law helping winter travel?

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — The early season snow that’s covered ski slopes has fallen on roads, too. That’s given a new Colorado Department of Transportation policy a quick workout, perhaps with positive results.The department earlier this fall started a new policy for Interstate 70 that imposes the state’s existing traction law as required by conditions. So far, conditions have caused transportation officials to put the law into effect 66 times between Oct. 22 and Dec. 1. Violators who cause accidents or close lanes can be ticketed and fined. So far, no one has received a ticket.Amy Ford, director of communications for …

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