BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) – Snowy roads across the Denver metro area led to some problems for Thursday morning commuters.
An SUV went off the highway and flipped over in a fatal crash in Broomfield. Weather conditions were a factor in the crash, which killed one person.
That crash investigation led to an extended closure of the eastbound lanes of Highway 36 near the Church Ranch Boulevard exit.
Numerous other accidents were reported in the Denver area.
CBS4 meteorologist Ashton Altieri said the precipitation started as a freezing drizzle, which caused a thin layer of ice to form on the road before the snow began accumulating.
Delays were reported at Denver International Airport on many incoming flights and some outgoing flights, and crews were deicing planes.