DENVER (AP) – A strong winter storm is moving into the Colorado mountains and it is expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow to some areas by Monday.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says impressive snowfall amounts are possible from this storm.

Traffic in the high country on Sunday (credit: John Mason)

Traffic in the high country on Sunday (credit: John Mason)

Forecasters say snowfall rates could increase to 2 to 3 inches an hour at times, causing whiteout conditions on the roads. Chain laws for commercial vehicles are in effect for major roads west of the Continental Divide.

Forecasters say there is a small chance of rain or snow on the Front Range.

LINK: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

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