DENVER (AP) – Coloradans braced for another round of snow this weekend as blistering cold temperatures continue across the state, filling homeless shelters and snarling traffic.
The National Weather Service said Friday a winter storm watch is in effect on Saturday and Sunday for the Western Slope. Forecasters say up to a foot more of snow is expected in the mountains, and the storm is set to move east.
The weather service reports temperatures ranged Friday from 26 degrees below zero in Walden to 13 above in Cortez, with several communities on the Eastern Plains warming up to 10 degrees above zero.
The Denver Rescue Mission called an ambulance on Friday to help one woman in a wheelchair who showed up shivering outside the all-male shelter. Shelter spokeswoman Alexxa Gagner said the woman was brought inside while someone called for help. The woman’s name and condition were not available.
In Grand Junction, the Parade of Lights was still on for Saturday, even though several high school marching bands canceled because of the danger of putting cold instruments against their mouths.
The parade has never been canceled due to weather.
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