GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A quick-moving snowstorm has led to a series of car crashes in the Denver metro area and forced highway officials to close westbound Interstate 70 near Golden.

The crashes are located on westbound Interstate 70 at the Morrison exit just west of Highway 6, according to Colorado State Patrol. A small stretch of C-470 is also closed at Alameda Avenue just south of I-70.

Officers were doing safety checks along the roadway where many cars have slid off the road.

Officials are warning that visibility is low in Golden and Lakewood due to the snow, and they warned that driving conditions are dangerous.

The snowfall is part of a storm that is being pushed through by a deeper, larger low pressure system in the West. Snow is expected to continue in Denver through the evening. Only minor accumulation is expected.

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