Snow storm moves in Saturday; up to 10″ expected
More snow is expected for Denver metro area Sunday evening.
DENVER — The first spring snow storm arrived in Denver Friday night, and Coloradans woke up to around 4 inches of fresh powder Saturday morning.
Winter weather warnings have been issued for Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties until 6 p.m. Saturday.
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The most severe weather is out east, and along I-25. The snow will continue to fall throughout the day on Saturday.
Expect a cold and windy forecast Saturday with temperatures in the 20s. Winds could pick up to around 30 mph in Denver and stronger gusts are reported in the eastern plains.
We will likely see around up to 10 inches of snow before the storm leaves by Saturday evening.
The storm is already impacting travel plans, creating icy and snow-packed roads and flight delays at Denver International Airport.
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There are more than 80 CDOT crews working on the roads throughout the Denver metro area. Drivers are encouraged to plan for extra travel time if they are heading out today, and to take it slow on the roads.
There are also several road closures reported including:
- I-70 between Airpark and Kansas
- SH 71 between Limon and Brush
- US 36 between Byers and Kansas
- SH 86 between Kiowa and Limon
- US 385 between Cheyenne Wells and Wray
- SH 61 between Otis and Sterling
- SH 63 between Anton and I-76
- US 24 between Calhan and Limon
- I-25 between SH 402 and SH 60- due to multiple accidents
- US 287/US 40 between Eads and Limon
I-25 is also closed near Johnson’s Corner because of multiple accidents. The highway was closed after an accident caused a semi truck to catch on fire.
A second, fast-moving storm will pass though the metro Sunday night into Monday with little accumulation expected.
Temperatures throughout the weekend will stay below freezing, with warmer days beginning Tuesday.