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Winter Blast Hits Colorado

Snow showers have popped up in many locations across NE Colorado, as that storm system that brought those strong winds and the Red Flag Warnings across the region yesterday, are causing some issues with the colder conditions today.

Currently the storm is pushing itself eastward in a long line stretching from west of Colorado Springs, through Denver, and out on the plains from Fort Morgan and up to Sterling and the far NE corner of Colorado. The system is heading out towards Yuma and Wray and should move into Kansas & Nebraska by the afternoon hours.

The storm already caused lots of problems in the high country, west of Denver this morning. There have been multiple closures of I -70 in both directions, especially west of Georgetown. U.S. 6 over Loveland Pass was closed for safety concerns between Montezuma Road and I-70, HWY 91 was closed in BD between Leadville and the interstate also this morning. And the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported a jack-knifed tractor-trailer on SB HWY 285 at Kennedy Gulch that shut down that section of roadway.

Travel in Denver is improving, as there was a snow squall warning in the metro area at about 10am. There are still a lot of slow spots within the C-470 loop, and I-25 south of Denver heading towards Castle Rock is solid stop & go right now. No major road issues on the eastern plains as of the noon hour, as I-76 is looking good for speeds between Fort Morgan & Sterling at this time, with no major problems being reported on HWY 34 or 385 at this time.

The storm system should be out of the state by this evening but watch for temperatures to dip into the low teens, or even single-digits for overnight lows, tonight and into tomorrow morning. Be careful of slick roads for the morning commute. Temperatures will pop back into the low 50’s for Wednesday, with warmer temperatures predicted for the weekend. 


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