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Spring Snowstorm Hits Colorado

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GENESEE, Colo. (CBS4) – Snow has been falling all day Sunday and has caused a lot of closures along Interstate 70 throughout the day.

It started first with Vail Pass and progressively has started moving closer to the Denver metro area.

“What we had was Vail pass shut down earlier. We had a jack knifed semi and then we also had multiple spin outs and accidents up there around the Vail Pass area,” said Crystal Morgan from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Wet conditions are also being seen in the city and Denver Public Works said that so far they haven’t had much to plow.

The concern is overnight is the temperatures drop below freezing they say the wet roads could make for a messy Monday morning commute.

“Tomorrow morning a wet commute, slushy commute could be icy in spots. Please use caution when you’re driving, especially on bridges and overpasses because they will freeze first,” said Nancy Kuhn from Denver Public Works.

CDOT will have about 100 trucks out in the Denver metro area while Denver Public Works will have 70 snowplows out and overnight on Sunday to prepare for any freezing that may occur.

Drivers should still plan for a slower commute Sunday night and Monday morning.

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