Snowstorm blows through Colorado, slowing travel

February 16, 2015

A winter storm dumped several inches of snow in the central Front Range and foothills overnight, spanning from 11 inches in Boulder County to 3 inches in Denver proper. 

A winter weather advisory for the Denver area is in effect until 3 p.m. and warns that light snowfall will continue through Monday afternoon.

Two to 4 additional inches are expected in Denver, with more accumulation in the foothills. 

"Road will be icy and snowpacked this morning," the NWS reported. "Some improvement expected by afternoon."

RTD in Denver said to expect delays on bus routes due to tough road conditions. The Denver International Airport recommends checking your flight schedule. 

In the high country, winter weather advisories remain in effect until later this evening. Up to 14 inches of accumulation is forecasted for areas including the Eisenhower Tunnel, Berthoud Pass and Winter Park.

CDOT is recommending chains, snow tires or 4-wheel drive for all vehicles traveling on Interstate 70 in the mountains.

Here are the snow falls totals so far, as reported by the NWS: 

NE Boulder County11 inches
Evergreen8.5 inches
Genesee7 inches
Pinecliffe7 inches
Conifer6.4 inches
Boulder6.3 inches
Broomfield4.5 inches
SW Boulder County4 inches
Silver Plume3.6 inches
Lyons3.5 inches
Denver3.2 inches
Parker3 inches
Loveland2.4 inches
Longmont2.1 inches
DIA1.8 inches
Fort Collins1.6 inches

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