Snow is creating dangerous driving conditions across the metro area.
Roads and highways are covered with snow and blowing snow is impacting visibility in spots.
"All major highways snowing snowpacked & icy," CDOT tweeted at 8 a.m. "Use extreme caution especially on bridges & ramps."
I 70 and wadsworth pic.twitter.com/gWHx5RroUx
— Daryl Orr (@WxTrackerDaryl) December 15, 2015
Several cities are on accident alert, including Aurora, Thornton and Boulder.
— City of Boulder (@bouldercolorado) December 15, 2015
The Colorado Department of Transportation took the unusual step of requiring chains for commercial vehicles on C-470 from Santa Fe to Interstate 70.
Some areas got 1-2 inches per hour early Tuesday morning.
— Major King (@MajorDenver7) December 15, 2015
Be sure to allow extra time and leave extra space between your vehicle and other vehicles.