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Temperatures plunge below zero, roads turn icy

DENVER — Temperatures were plummeting Tuesday night in Colorado. The low in Denver was forecast to drop to six degrees BELOW zero during the overnight hours into Wednesday morning.

Dangerous wind chills were expected to go as low as -25 on Colorado’s eastern plains.

Douglas County Schools announced Tuesday night they were delaying the start of classes in the district by 90 minutes because of the forecast of bitter cold and icy roads.

Some eastern Colorado school districts decided to close or delay start times Wednesday.

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Expect icy roads for the commute Wednesday morning. “Wednesday will bring more of the same with mostly cloudy skies, a few snow showers and bitter cold readings in the single digits for highs.  We’ll go below zero again Wednesday night,” says Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser

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The bitter cold will be with us all week long, starting with high temperatures only in the single digits in Metro Denver Wednesday.

Look for light snow and cold Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Our first shot at getting above freezing appears to be Sunday.