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Chains Required in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Colorado Motor Carriers Association remind operators of commercial motor vehicles traveling in the state that they must carry chains from September through May when they are operating on Interstate 70 between Dotsero and Morrison; that is, over the mountains west of Denver. Message signs along this route, as well as other media, let drivers know when and where to chain up. CDOT provides specific areas for motor carriers to put their chains on and reminds operators that this process can be dangerous. The fine for not carrying chains on I-70 during the winter months is $67. The fine for not chaining up when chains are required is $657 and the fine for blocking the road because you did not chain up when required is $1,313. Call CDOT at 303-757-9228 or CMCA at 303-433-3375.

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