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Drivers Should Be Prepared For The Snow To Stick Around

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DENVER (CBS4) – The snow is going to be sticking around on the roads for a while.

Many roads were still a little snow packed and icy by Friday afternoon and CBS4 Meteorologist Dave Aguilera said another round of snow is on the way to the metro area.

The flakes could start to fall before or during the afternoon rush hour, so commuters should be prepared.

Friday morning’s commute wasn’t much of a treat either. CBS4’s Rahel Solomon and photographer Tom Myers spent the morning along US 36 and Sheridan Boulevard, the site of several accidents. The Interstate 70 ramps to the north and southbound lanes of I-25 were closed because of multiple accidents. I-25 was also a source of many accidents and delays.

Because there’s still some snow and ice on the roads from Thursday night’s storm, the new round could create some more challenges for drivers. The Colorado Department of Transportation says they’ve been on snow patrol for more than 24 hours and will continue to plow through the next round of snow.

Officials at CDOT say they’re not as concerned

“The concern tonight is icy conditions. If we have any melting with the cars warming up the roads it is going to melt a little bit, and once the sun didn’t come out and once it gets dark and temperatures drop even more, it will ice up. It is an icy commute tonight and be careful and take your time,” Krystal Morgan with CDOT said.

According to Aguilera, the heaviest snow will be over the southern stretches of the metro area Friday afternoon into the night. There is a new Winter Weather Advisory for Jefferson, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties south into Colorado Springs until 5 a.m. Saturday.

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