Some people on the north side of metro Denver woke up Saturday morning to quite the surprise.
Bands of heavy snow developed behind a cold front that moved through Denver on Saturday night, at times accumulating 2 to 3 inches per hour.
Up to 7 inches of snow fell on New Year’s night in just a few hours.
Dozens of plows were ready to hit the streets as soon as the snow started falling Saturday night.
Eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near Glenwood Springs have reopened now that numerous accidents have been cleared.