DENVER (CBS4) – A winter storm Tuesday morning that is causing dangerous driving conditions east and south of Denver closed some schools in Colorado. A Blizzard Warning was issued for a big chunk of Colorado through Tuesday morning and it strongly impacted the Interstate 70 corridor east of Aurora and across most of the Palmer Divide in Douglas and Elbert Counties.
Schools in Douglas County are closed, as are Cherry Creek School District and Aurora Public Schools. Denver Public Schools is still open, but some morning bus routes were delayed. See the full list of closed Colorado schools at CBSDenver.com/closings.
Interstate 70 was fully reopened at around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Denver police said there were dozens of accidents Tuesday morning. Just after 9 a.m. they tweeted the following advice: “Slow it down, give yourself some extra stopping distance and get from A to B safely.”
Arriving flights at Denver International Airport were delayed by approximately an hour and de-icing operations were slowing down takeoffs for some flights there.
Snow is expected to end for most of Colorado before noon. For Denver and Colorado’s Front Range, snow totals have been minimal for most neighborhoods with less than 2 inches. Officially Denver reported 0.3″ of snow Tuesday morning as measured at DIA.
Much higher totals have been reported in the foothills of Jefferson County as well as much of Douglas County above above 6,100 feet.
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