Animal control officers have been receiving record numbers of people reporting pets being left outside in the cold.
In extreme cold temperatures it doesn’t take long for exposed skin to feel the effects and area hospitals are reporting cases of frost bite over the last couple days and are expecting more.
Almost every truck at Allen Service in Fort Collins was out on call Friday. The company gets up to 35 calls on cold weather days.
The cold is starting to take its toll on schools as three Denver metro area schools are closed because of broken pipes and Platte Canyon Schools had a delayed start Friday morning after power outages canceled class on Thursday.
Coloradans braced for another round of snow this weekend as blistering cold temperatures continue across the state, filling homeless shelters and snarling traffic.
Road crews have been working around the clock to keep metro area streets clear, but there are still icy spots that will have drivers gripping the wheel tight.
It was a double whammy for the foothills on Wednesday as snow and cold ruled the day.
With every passing hour the snow was intensifying Saturday night. On some of the high mountain passes the weather became a major storm event.