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Power outages, CA wildfires and more: 5 Things to Know for Tuesday, Oct. 10

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Posted at 5:47 AM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-10 07:51:50-04

DENVER – Good morning, everyone! Here’s what you need to know today on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

1. Subfreezing temps could make for a dicey commute
Monday’s snowstorm didn’t have much of an effect on metro roads, but it could be a different story this morning. Temperatures dropped into the 20s overnight, which means any leftover snow or water on the roads turned to ice, especially on bridges and overpasses.

2. Thousands still without power
As of 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, Xcel Energy's website was reporting more than 1,500 customers were still without power, down from 5,000 Monday night. And while some crews would work overnight, some people will not have power until midday Tuesday.

3. Chilly Tuesday
Temperatures will tumble to the low to mid-20s in the metro area and across the Front Range and northeast plains.  

4. Gov. Hickenlooper leads trade and investment mission to India
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper continues trade and investment mission to India, leading a delegation of 12 Colorado business and academic leaders on a tour focusing on connecting with global leaders to help Colorado's leaders engage in networking opportunities aimed at enhancing visibility to Colorado's business environment.

5. California wildfires already among the state's worst
At least 11 people are dead, dozens injured and more than 1,500 buildings destroyed by multiple large wildfires in northern California.