Vail, state patrol to check truckers for chains
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado – Vail police and the Colorado State Patrol will check commercial vehicles on Interstate 70 next to see if drivers are carrying snow chains, as required by state law.
The checks will take place Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Drivers of commercial vehicles must carry chains for their vehicles from Sept. 1 through May 31 on Interstate 70 from milepost 133 to milepost 259.
Failure to carry chains on this portion of the interstate may result in an inspection violation and the driver can be fined. A commercial vehicle that is required to have chains in their vehicle:
• Has a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more inclusive of a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds.
• Has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds.
• Is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver.
A similar operation will is taking place today in Dotsero.