I will be driving on I-70 from around Moab through Denver (stopping at Vail to ski for a couple days) in the second week of December. I know weather is constantly changing daily in the mountains and there is no way to predict road conditions as of yet, however I am curious to the amount of general danger there is driving though I-70 in winter. I am very confident in driving in snow, but not overconfident or complacent. Should I be worried about this drive? Or should I only be worried if a blizzard is coming through?
Also on snow chains - the CO chain law is very clear for commercial vehicles, is there anything specific about passenger vehicles? I will be driving a 2WD Civic, would they mess up my car at all if I did install them? Do I actually need them? A lot of questions I know, thank you for the input.