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.