DENVER (CBS4) – Snow that started in Northern Colorado around Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley moved south over most of the Denver metro area Thursday morning. Accumulation was limited by the short duration of the snow with most areas seeing 1 to 3 inches of total snow, but the morning commute was slowed significantly by the moisture.
Denver officially reported 1.0″ of snow at DIA while Windsor saw one of the highest amounts on the Front Range with 4.0″. Some schools in Weld County and Stratton were closed because of the short snowstorm.
In addition to the morning snow, Thursday will be cold January day with high temperatures staying at or below freezing across the vast majority of Colorado.
For the high country, we’ll see 1-3 inches of additional snowfall along most of the I-70 mountain corridor on Thursday. Much of that accumulation will develop during the first half of the day. Every ski area in the state has reported snow in the last 24 hours with totals approaching a foot at some resorts.
Conditions were icy and slick on roads statewide. Interstate 70 was shut down near Rifle for a short time due to crashes.
While conditions made things tense on the roads, the snowy scene on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins looked very peaceful.
Denver police shared a photo on Twitter of volunteer therapy k-9 Sammy out in the snow in hopes of calming people who endured the morning commute.