Winter road hazards are not restricted to snow and ice. Travelers on East-bound I-70 in the Floyd Hill area need to be aware of morning sun glare, which can be blinding.  According to CDOT:

From early November through early February, morning drivers can encounter a blinding sun glare as they head eastbound up Floyd Hill (mile 244 to 247 – east of Idaho Springs).  The glare occurs from approximately 7 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. However, it is especially severe between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. The problem is created by the sun’s angle during the late fall and early winter, in combination with the hill and the highway’s configuration through the area.

Read the full article here: CDOT: Beware of Seasonal Sun Glare

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