In some locations the snow contained an entire month’s worth of water.
Snowpack in some of Colorado’s high country is the highest seen in decades.
The snow has been falling non-stop in the high country, and while the ski resorts love it, it’s becoming a safety concern in some spots.
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.
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 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.
Blowing snow is expected to continue making travel dangerous in parts of Colorado’s mountains through the evening.
More snow and high winds are expected in Colorado after portions of the state were pummeled by winter weather and gusting wind.