DENVER — A winter storm has moved into the Front Range Wednesday, bringing snow to much of Colorado. CDOT had strongly encouraged people to leave early to manage the evening rush hour. But traffic was still moving slow in most places around the Denver metro area. We have live updates on traffic and snow conditions, along with photos and video of the storm, embedded below.
10:30 p.m.: | All classes at Denver Public Schools have been canceled Thursday, a DPS spokesperson said late Wednesday night.
6 p.m.: | Schools within the Denver Public School District that begin their day at 8:30 a.m. or later will be on a delayed start on Thursday, DPS officials say. Schools affected will start one hour later.
DPS will be on a delayed start for selected schools (those starting at 8:30 a.m. or later) on Thursday morning.— DenverPublicSchools (@DPSNewsNow) February 7, 2019
5:10 p.m. | Denver police said there have been 154 crash reports since 8 a.m. this morning. Denver remains on accident alert.
4:21 p.m. | Traffic flow in and around Denver is slow going. According to the Denver7 traffic map, average speeds of 0-10 mph is being reported on several roads and highways.
2:14 p.m. | Denver Police is reporting that the victim of a crash involving a vehicle and a tree in the 1700 block of South Downing Street has died. Police have not said if the victim was the driver, a passenger in the vehicle or a pedestrian. Police said drivers should expect major delays in the area.
2:02 p.m. | RTD is reporting minimum delays because of the storm. The University Colorado A Line is experiencing small delays.
1:41 p.m. | The Colorado Highway Patrol is reporting that snow is picking up east of Aurora. They are encourging drivers to slow down.
Snow is picking up east of Aurora sonokeae slow your speeds and keep enough distance between you and the car in front of you. pic.twitter.com/hVmx8RrZzf— CSP Limon (@CSP_Limon) February 6, 2019
1:24 p.m. | CDOT is strongly encouraging people to leave early to manage the evening rush hour. The agency is recommending that commuters leave early or stagger travel to mitigate impacts of volume on the roadways during the storm. The state of Colorado is closing offices two hours early. A statewide winter storm is intensifying and will continue today through Thursday morning. CDOT said plows will be fully deployed throughout the storm, but expect speeds to drop as traffic increases along with weather impacts.
CDOT recommends commuters to leave early afternoon or wait until later in the evening to avoid next band of snow. State of Colorado government offices in Denver and surrounding metro counties close at 2 pm due to extreme weather conditions. https://t.co/Rh3SVFEHMZ pic.twitter.com/zHAEMBoU0V— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) February 6, 2019
1:16 p.m. | Denver, Westminster and Aurora is currently on accident alert, meaning accidents with no injuries, drugs or alcohol involved should be handled between the parties and reported to authorities the next day.
1:10 p.m. | Multiple crashes on I-25 in northern Colorado is causing closures and delays. CDOT is reporting adverse weather conditions in the area and is urging motorists to use caution.
The view of I-25 from police HQ, please drive safely! Allow distance between you and the car in front of you, take it slow, remember four wheel drive doesn’t mean four wheel stop. -EL pic.twitter.com/eYyDZKTnrj— Thornton Police Dept (@ThorntonPolice) February 6, 2019
1:03 p.m. | Westminster and Aurora is currently on accident alert, meaning accidents with no injuries, drugs or alcohol involved should be handled between the parties and reported to authorities the next day.
12:46 p.m. | A crash on southbound I-25 near Dacono has caused significant delays in the area.
12:27 p.m. | A car vs tree collision has closed South Downing Street between Colorado and Iowa streets. Police are reporting significant injuries.
TRAFFIC ALERT: S Downing street is closed both directions between Iowa and Colorado Ave. for a car that has crashed into a tree at Mexico in Denver. pic.twitter.com/BI240jxnmO— April Schildmeyer (@Aschildmeyer) February 6, 2019
12:22 p.m. | CDOT is reporting adverse weather conditions on I-25 between Bijou Street and Greenland.
I-25 NB/SB: Adverse weather between Exit 142 - Bijou Street and Exit 167 - Greenland. Winter weather advisory Wednesday through Thursday storm will impact evening commute.— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) February 6, 2019
11:59 a.m. | CDOT has implemented a passenger vehicle traction law on parts of US 285 and a commercial vehicle chain law on parts of I-70.
11:36 a.m. | A pedestrian was seriously injured after a vehicle struck the pedestrian at South Dayton Way and East Illiff Avenue. Police say drivers should expect delays in the area.