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.
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