Forecasters are warning of dangerous avalanche conditions in Colorado’s mountains after as much as 3 feet of snow fell in some areas over the last 48 hours.
Westbound Interstate 70 had to be closed near the Empire exit due to some kind of police activity Friday evening, but the weather was also a factor for drivers in the high country.
Avalanche warnings and watches have been posted for the mountains in central Colorado.
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 another round of snow is on the way to the metro area.
There was a big mess in the high country Thursday night, especially along Interstate 70.
Building inspectors are examining the damage to the old Sayer-McKee Drugstore in Leadville.
There’s a lot of prep work to be done to keep drivers moving through the metro area before that snow begins to fall.
The weather questions started four years ago when New Jersey got the bid for the Super Bowl. And they haven’t let up since then.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Colorado’s Western Slope.
The worst of the snow has moved out from the storm that has battered New Jersey and the rest of the East Coast, and travelers at Denver International Airport are experiencing fewer problems.