Icy roads, cancellations abound as wet snow pounds state

DENVER — A spring snowstorm brought between 3 and 6 inches of wet snow to metro Denver as of Tuesday morning, and the cold temperatures that set in overnight were leading to icy drives, school closures and flight cancellations across the state.

After a snowy night, the Winter Storm Advisory for metro Denver was finally cancelled around 6 a.m. But it remained in place for much of the rest of the state, including south from Limon to Castle Rock. Several other areas on the Front Range were hit even harder by the storm, including Boulder (7 inches) and Coal Creek Canyon (10 inches).

Those sorts of conditions led to over 20 school closings or delays Tuesday morning, including four Metro area high schools. Click here for the full list, updated in real-time.

There were also 21 flight cancellations at Denver International Airport as of 5:30 a.m. Click here to check on the status of your flight.

Some roads were already icy and snow packed along the northern Front Range and the northern part of metro Denver Monday night, and most of the roads across the Metro area had iced over on Tuesday morning, with several cities going on accident alert.

The Colorado Department of Transportation had 70 snowplows in service in metro Denver Monday night. Click here for the latest on the traffic conditions in your area.

High temperatures will only get into the 30s Tuesday, so those icy roads may hang around for the evening commute as well.

Thankfully for those yearning for spring, the warm up begins Wednesday, with temperatures starting to warm up into the 50s. And finally by this weekend, temperatures in the 70s will return to the forecast.

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