Large metro Denver school districts closed Tuesday as powerful snowstorm arrives

Snow in downtown Denver. Photo: Dave Harpe, April 8, 2013

Snow in downtown Denver. Photo: Dave Harpe, April 8, 2013

DENVER – Most large school districts in metro Denver closed Tuesday as a major spring snowstorm is bearing down on Colorado.

The school closures include Denver Public Schools, Jefferson County schools, Douglas County, Aurora, Cherry Creek, Adams 12, and Adams 14. Dozens of other school districts closed as well. See the complete list here.

It started snowing in the city late Monday night with 6-10″ of wet snow expected for the Denver metro area by Tuesday night.

Temperatures plummeted Monday night after reaching the 60-degree range earlier in the day. Powerful winds started blowing by the evening commute and were expected to continue Monday night and Tuesday.

A Winter Storm Warning was in effect in the city beginning at 9 p.m. Monday. Places like Castle Rock and some eastern plains locations were going under a blizzard warning at midnight.

Tuesday will be positively wintery in Denver, with a high near 23, winds up to 29 mph and 6-10 inches of snow were expected before the storm moves out according to Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser.. All told, it could be one of our biggest storms so far this year.

Snow will end by Wednesday, and temperatures will get back to 50 by Thursday and the mid-60s by Sunday.

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