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Weather blog: Cold and snow to continue tonight into Monday

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Posted at 8:47 AM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 09:57:07-04

DENVER -- A winter storm moved into Colorado Sunday, bringing widespread snow and very cold temperatures.

This storm could bring 6 to 12 inches of snow to the fire areas Sunday and Monday and 5 to 10 inches for the Front Range.

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Highs on Sunday will be around 20 degrees early in the day and fall into the teens by the 4th quarter of the Broncos game.

Snow will continue to fall tonight into tomorrow morning with the wind chill factor staying below zero.

Denver7 has the latest on the winter storm and its impact on the state in our live blog below:


Monday, Oct. 26

7:56 a.m. All Tri-County Health offices and clinics are closed Monday due to weather and poor road conditions.

7:22 a.m. All in-person classes and activities are canceled at the University of Northern Colorado. Virtual and online classes will still occur as normally scheduled.

7:02 a.m. | Snow totals trickling in

We're starting to see new snow totals from around Colorado. As of now, these are the areas with the most snowfall, according to the National Weather Service:

  • Walsenburg: 16.5 inches
  • Rye: 16 inches
  • Wellington: 15.8 inches
  • Northwest Fort Collins: 14.2

See all other totals by clicking here.

6:47 a.m. Several Colorado courts are being impacted by winter weather conditions.

Delayed until 10 a.m.:

  • Denver District Court
  • Teller County courthouse
  • Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco county courthouses
  • Pueblo County courthouse
  • Lincolm County Combined Courts

Delayed until 12 p.m.:

  • Mesa County Courthouse

Those scheduled to appear between 8-10 a.m. at Denver District Court should call (303) 606-2300 after 10 a.m. for further instructions. Those scheduled to appear at the Teller County courthouse between 8-10 a.m. should call (719) 689-7360 after 10 a.m.

6:43 a.m. University of Colorado Denver delayed Auraria on-campus activities until 11 a.m. They said there will be no change to remote classes or activities.

6:22 a.m. Due to weather and road conditions, RTD says bus service may experience 15 to 30 minute delays on some routes and train service may experience delays of five to 10 minutes. They remind travelers to allow for additional travel time, take extra care on sidewalks and platforms while boarding and dress warm. Track your bus and light rail route here.

5:53 a.m. University of Colorado Boulder delays classes Monday. Classes will begin at 10 a.m.

5:12 a.m. Multiple schools announced a closures or a switch to remote learning from winter weather conditions.

The following schools are closed:

  • Jeffco Public Schools
  • Littleton Public Schools
  • Johnson and Wales University
  • SkyView Academy
  • Our Lady of Fatima School
  • Cherry Hills Christian Schools
  • Douglas County (no remote learning)

Pinnacle Charter School is switching to remote learning Monday.

To view the full list of schools who have announced closures and delays click here.

Sunday, Oct. 25

10:37 p.m. Here is our 10 p.m. weather report from the Denver7 team.

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10:07 p.m. Aurora Public Schools and Pickens Technical College will be closed Monday due to weather conditions. Remote learning and meal pickup is also canceled, along with all events and activities. Click here for the full list of closures and delays.

9:30 p.m. All classes of all sorts at Colorado State University are canceled Monday, and offices are closed, because of the snowstorm, the university said Sunday night.

All offices will be closed as well, and any COVID-19 tests scheduled for Monday are canceled.

Non-academic, remote events and meetings will go ahead as scheduled unless otherwise canceled, the university said.

9:22 p.m. Colorado State Patrol and CDOT have closed down Interstate 70 in both directions out west between Dotsero (mile marker 133) and De Beque (mile marker 62) because of crashes and poor road conditions. CSP says there is no estimated time for reopening. Click here for the latest road conditions statewide.

8:55 p.m. All Denver Public Schools students will be in remote learning Monday because of the snowstorm and road conditions, the district announced.

All district school buildings and officers will be closed and early childhood classes are canceled. Also canceled will be curbside meal pickup and bus meal delivery.

Students who attend charter schools are advised to check with those schools for Monday’s status.

DPS says that students with district-issued Chromebooks will be asked to log on for a typical remote day and students who do not have access to one will have their attendance excused.

“Given the short notice for the shift to remote learning for tomorrow, we ask that our teachers who have been providing in-person instruction do their best to connect with their students on Monday and work to provide as much learning support as is possible under the difficult circumstances,” district spokesperson Will Jones said.

Click here for a full list of school closings and delays.

8:50 p.m. A look at early snow totals from this storm shows northern Colorado – including some areas near the Cameron Peak Fire – receiving the most snow so far. We’ll have more updated snow totals in the morning and on our 24/7 weather stream, which you can watch here or on Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire apps.

8:36 p.m. The Poudre School District, St. Vrain Valley Schools, Thompson District R2-J, Weld RE-5J, Greely-Evans District 6 and Weld RE-8 are among the school districts closed Monday because of the snowstorm and cold. More closings and delays can be found here.

8:15 p.m. CDOT is advising drivers that road conditions will be poor into Monday because of the ongoing snowstorm and bitterly cold temperatures, saying the roads will continue to freeze overnight.

The department says plows will focused on interstates and other heavily trafficked roads, but said drivers should avoid travel, if necessary, in the I-70 mountain corridor, the I-25 Gap between Castle Rock and Monument Hill, and other mountain roads and passes.

“Monday morning’s commute will be difficult, work from home if you can and avoid all unnecessary travel.”

Click here for the latest road conditions in the metro area. Click here for conditions statewide.

8:12 p.m. Interstate 25 and other roads in southern Colorado are snowpacked and icy. Colorado State Patrol says hotels in Walsenburg are full and that drivers should consider staying home or finding a hotel in Trinidad or Pueblo.

4:49 p.m. The Colorado State Patrol is reporting white out conditions in Boulder County. They are urging motorists to avoid traveling into the county until the storm clears. The city of Boulder has been on accident alert since this morning.

4:43 p.m. RTD is reporting delays of up to 45 minutes for buses in Boulder, Longmont, and the US36 corridor due to heavy snowfall. Delays expected this evening in the Denver metro as this band moves south.

3:20 p.m. The City and County of Broomfield is on accident alert until further notice.

3:04 p.m. Multiple crashes prompted the closure of westbound US 36 (Boulder Turnpike) at CO 170 for a short time.

9:47 a.m. Northbound Interstate 25 between Exit 278 and the Wyoming border is closed due to multiple crashes.

9:07 a.m. Denver International Airport is reporting some airlines have canceled or delayed flights due to the weather. They're advising passengers to check with their airline before heading to the airport.

8:50 a.m. The city of Aurora currently has 17 plows applying liquid and granular deicer as needed. The city snow and ice control plan can be viewed at auroragov.org/snow

8:47 a.m. The city of Boulder is on accident alert.

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