Schools closing early as snow continues to pound Colorado
DENVER — A new spring snowstorm is moving into Colorado that promises more accumulating snow for metro Denver, the Front Range up to Wyoming and the eastern plains on Wednesday.
Heavy snow was already falling in Northern Colorado Tuesday night. The Poudre School District in Fort Collins announced schools are closed Wednesday. Pawnee District Schools are also closed and Eaton Schools are delayed two hours.
The mountains are getting enough snow out of this storm that Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Vail, which all closed for the season last weekend, couldn’t resist announcing they’ll reopen for one more weekend of skiing this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
A Winter Storm Warning is set to go into effect for the northern Colorado Front Range, and a Blizzard Watch will also take effect for the eastern plains and locations south of metro Denver including south Aurora and Castle Rock.
Metro Denver could see an additional 3-6 inches of snow by the time the storm ends later Wednesday. The snow will start falling earlier in the day with the heaviest snowfall Wednesday afternoon.
This new storm comes on the heels of a storm that dumped between as many as 10 inches of snow across the metro area — and much more in other parts of the state — on Monday.
Several school districts canceled classes in Northern Colorado on Monday and Tuesday because of heavy snowfall in that part of the state. Click here to see snow closings and delays.
The storm was making driving in metro Denver and across the state during the morning commute difficult at best Wednesday. Roads became icy in some locations as temperatures dropped Tuesday night, and those icy conditions remained Wednesday morning.
The state is expected to dry out by the end of the week with temperatures warming up once again into the 50s.