By First Alert Meteorologist Dave Aguilera

DENVER(CBS)- Happy New Year! What a way to end the year don’t you think? We go from a horribly, devastating fire to a raging snow storm to finish out 2021. There have been tons of traffic troubles across the region. The problems first began in the foothills heading into the mountains. I-70 near Evergreen had cars and trucks spinning out along with several accidents bogging down the evening drive.

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After sunset, bridges and overpasses across the metro area began to ice over as snow started to accumulate.

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It is still looking like 3 to 6 inches for the Denver metro area and at least 5 to 10 inches in and near the foothills.

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If your going to Denver’s downtown fireworks. Dress warm! It will be snowing with wind chills below zero by midnight!

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Most mountain areas are still looking like 1 to 2 feet of snow thru New Year’s Day. Some western mountains may even see 1 to 3 feet of snow by the end of the storm.

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After the snow extreme cold will settle in! By Saturday morning temps tumble into the single digits over the Front Range.

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New Year’s Day highs will not make it above freezing.

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Overnight lows on on Saturday night will be single digits and below zero for many!

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First Alert Meteorologist Dave Aguilera