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Weather blog: Road conditions deteriorate as snow takes hold

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Posted at 6:59 PM, Mar 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-10 08:27:14-05

A winter storm moved into Colorado Wednesday, bringing snow and cold temperatures. Roads that were wet or slushy early Wednesday afternoon saw conditions deteriorate as snow picked up and temperatures dropped.

All of the Denver metro area, most of the eastern plains and mountains are under winter weather advisories until 5 a.m. Thursday for 2-6 inches of snow for the plains and metro area, with winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour.

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The Colorado Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use caution and limit travel during the storm. The agency said it has nearly 100 plows in the Denver region and the I-70 mountain corridor working to keep freeways and highways clear Wednesday.

Denver7 is keeping an eye on the roads and weather as this storm moves across the state. Read the live updates below.


Thursday, March 10

6:23 a.m. | Weather | The Denver International Airport reported a record for the coldest low temperature Thursday morning. Denver7 meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo breaks down this morning's forecast.

Record-breaking cold start to Thursday in Denver

6:18 a.m. | Traffic | So far, the trains appear to be running without issue Thursday morning despite the snow and cold. Denver7 reporter Jessica Crawford has details on the weather impact in Aurora.

Cold morning for Colorado commuters using train

6:14 a.m. | Traffic | Westbound C-470 is snow-covered this morning, making for a slow commute. Denver7 reporter Veronica Acosta shows what the roads look like this morning.

Ramps for major roadways snow-covered after storm

5:45 a.m. | Traffic | Loveland Pass is closed Between Montezuma Road and I-70 due to safety concerns. Trucks carrying hazardous material are required to stage at the Eisenhower Tunnel because they are normally not allowed to travel through the tunnel. During adverse weather conditions, the Colorado Department of Transportation allows the trucks to travel through the tunnel, usually at the top of the hour, without other vehicles.

5:41 a.m. | Schools | About a dozen schools have announced cancellations or delays due to the weather Thursday morning. Check our school closings and delays page for the latest updates.

Wednesday, March 9

6:54 p.m. | Traffic | A fatal crash on Colorado 119 between US 6 and Black Hawk has closed the highway. Traffic is being diverted onto Central City Parkway.