Interstate 70 snow tire bill dies in Senate committee

By By KRISTEN WYATT
Associated Pre

DENVER — Colorado drivers won’t need snow tires or chains in the trunk to drive into the mountains next winter. A bill to require adequate tire traction from October to May through the Rocky Mountains’ leading interstate highway failed Thursday for the second consecutive year. The Republican-controlled Senate Transportation Committee defeated the proposal 3-2. Republicans have called the snow-tire requirement unnecessary — even though Colorado’s ski resorts and transportation officials strongly supported the idea. “This is the best feel-good bill I’ve ever seen. But it doesn’t do anything,” said Sen. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction. Scott pointed out that he travels …

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