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Live Colorado traffic, weather and flight updates as snowstorm moves east of Denver metro

Posted: 10:02 PM, Feb 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-24 01:18:41Z
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This is the Denver7 breaking and developing weather news blog. This story will be updated with both minor and large breaking news events as a snowstorm moves through the Denver metro area. Check back as we continue to update this story.

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1:24 p.m.: I-70, US 24 and US 385 south are all shut down from Burlington east to US 385 south due to blizzard conditions in Kansas, CSP Limon officials say.

1:08 p.m.: Denver's storm total of 8.3 inches brings the monthly total up to 13.4 inches (normal February average is 5.7 inches), the National Weather Service in Boulder says. The seasonal accumulation so far is 27.8 inches (normal accumulation by the end of February is 35.2 inches).

9:50 a.m.: The Denver Police Department asks that you keep in contact with friends and family today as crews work to remove snow citywide.

9:04 a.m.: While conditions have improved at Wolf Creek Pass, CSP troopers are still warning drivers that roads remain snowpacked.

7:59 a.m.: There's a full closure of I-25 between near the southern Colorado-New Mexico border, according to CDO due to blowing snow, icy roads, poor visibility and fog.

7:49 a.m.: Troopers continue to warn drivers about driving conditions in eastern Colorado.

7:44 a.m.: The Denver Police department reports there have been 35 crashes so far this morning following last night's snowstorm.

7:40 a.m.: Colorado 70 between Limon and Arriba reports limited visibility and poor driving conditions Saturday morning, according to CSP Limon officials.

7:27 a.m.: Jefferson County officials warn the public to use caution if driving this morning as roads are still slick and snow-covered.

Saturday, Feb. 23

11:30 p.m.: WB I-70 to SB I-225 is shut down due to multiple stranded vehicles, the Aurora Police Department says. The same is true for the WB I-70 ti SB I-225 flyover and the WB on-ramp to I-70 from Chambers Road.

9:57 p.m.: DPD says more than 80 crashes have been reported to dispatch since the snow started falling in the metro area.

9:57 p.m.: DPD says more than 80 crashes have been reported to dispatch since the snow started falling in the metro area.

9:50 p.m.: First Alert Weather Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson says this latest snowstorm has dropped an impressive amount of snow across the Denver metro.

9:50 p.m.: First Alert Weather Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson says this latest snowstorm has dropped an impressive amount of snow across the Denver metro.

9:43 p.m.: Denver7's Eric Lupher says plows haven't passed through SB I-25 at Castle Pines.

9:43 p.m.: Denver7's Eric Lupher says plows haven't passed through SB I-25 at Castle Pines.

9:39 p.m.: Denver7 anchor and reporter Jessica Porter says 6th Ave. "isn't plowed but traffic is moving fine." The snow has calmed down a bit.

9:23 p.m.: A total of 49 flights have been canceled at DIA and 595 others have been delayed due to weather conditions, a DIA spokeswoman tells Denver7. The FAA has also imposed a hold on incoming flights to Denver. It's unclear how long the hold will last. Departing flights at DIA are being delayed at an average of 1 hour and 28 minutes, according to Flight Aware.

9:21 p.m.: There's a huge backup of cars on the on-ramp from SB I-25 to I-225. Denver7 photojournalist Josh Whitston says that at the front of the line, it looked like multiple vehicles were stuck on the highway.

9:21 p.m.: There's a huge backup of cars on the on-ramp from SB I-25 to I-225. Denver7 photojournalist Josh Whitston says that at the front of the line, it looked like multiple vehicles were stuck on the highway.

9:04 p.m: Denver7 photojournalist Eric English is reporting that six inches of snow have already accumulated in Aurora. More snow is expected to fall tonight.

9:04 p.m: Denver7 photojournalist Eric English is reporting that six inches of snow have already accumulated in Aurora. More snow is expected to fall tonight.

8:59 p.m.: Denver police says that as of 5 p.m. Friday, 68 crashes have been reported to dispatch.

8:59 p.m.: Denver police says that as of 5 p.m. Friday, 68 crashes have been reported to dispatch.

8:52 p.m.: Denver7's Meghan Lopez is reporting poor visibility and bad roads out in Lone Tree.

8:52 p.m.: Denver7's Meghan Lopez is reporting poor visibility and bad roads out in Lone Tree.

8:48 p.m.: Denver Police says the central, southeast and southwest parts of town are under accident alert due to wintry weather conditions. The ask that you do not call police and instead exchange information with the other party should you get in a non-injury crash.

8:48 p.m.: Denver Police says the central, southeast and southwest parts of town are under accident alert due to wintry weather conditions. The ask that you do not call police and instead exchange information with the other party should you get in a non-injury crash.

8:30 p.m.: Denver International Airport officials say they're working to quickly to keep runways and roadways clear. They ask that you check with your airline to confirm your flight status if you’re flying out of Denver tonight, and that you allow extra time to arrive to the airport.

8:30 p.m.: Denver International Airport officials say they're working to quickly to keep runways and roadways clear. They ask that you check with your airline to confirm your flight status if you’re flying out of Denver tonight, and that you allow extra time to arrive to the airport.