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Denver Hit With Heavy Snow, Northeastern Plains, Not So Much

Although Denver and the front range are getting pounded by a late winter snowstorm, don’t expect too much from this system on the eastern plains. Fort Morgan was dry as a bone at 5am, with no major problems along I-76 this morning from Hudson heading east.


If your travel plans include going to the Denver metro area today, just one word of advice, DON’T! Denver is under a Winter Storm Warning until 6am Friday morning, with anywhere from 10-24 inches of snow projected, and higher amounts in the foothills west of town. Winds could also gust as high as 30 MPH along the front range. The morning rush in the mile-high city is a nightmare this morning with slow speeds on all the major highways within the C-470 loop.


Many schools called it a day as of yesterday afternoon, and businesses were encouraged to have employees work remotely from home if possible. I-70 west of Denver is completely closed in BD between Golden and Silverthorne, as is U.S. 6 over Loveland Pass. West of there, I-70 is stop and go all the way to Dotsero. I-25 south of Denver is also a difficult drive from Lone Tree, through Colorado Springs and all the way to Pueblo. However, I-25 north of Longmont is in decent shape as far as highway speeds are concerned. There are a few slow spots for the morning drive, but conditions could change as the day progresses.


For the latest information on road conditions throughout Colorado, go to CDOT’s website, cotrip.org. To check flights out of DIA, go to flydenver.com. The areas around Fort Morgan and Sterling are expected to receive a 70-90% chance of a rain/snow mix today, with windy conditions. On the far eastern plains around Wray and Yuma, there is a 30-60% chance of a rain/snow mix, with mostly rain for today going into tomorrow. Wherever you travel, use caution, and be aware of changing weather conditions. At this time there are no storm warnings or advisories across NE Colorado.

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