Commuters across Colorado are being warned to budget for extra time on the roads this morning.
Several inches of snow fell overnight in parts of the Front Range including Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs.
Below normal cold temperatures means many roads are slick and icy. Even major roads like Interstate 25 and Interstate 70 have their share of trouble spots.
The Colorado Department of Transportation had more than 700 plows working around the clock this weekend. And a spokesman says CDOT will keep many of them operating this week, trying to get roads as clear as possible before the next storm.
"We want to make sure we can get all the ice, all the slush, off the roads before the next system hits," Ford says. "So you'll still see us out there doing some work until we really hit pavement on these roads and then we'll gear up for the next one."
Schools in Pueblo are closed today, according to the Pueblo Chieftain.
Pueblo City Schools (District 60) and District 70 schools have canceled Monday classes.— ChieftainNews (@ChieftainNews) February 23, 2015
Denver Public Schools warn that buses may be delayed:
(1/2) Due to winter weather & cold temperatures forecasted on 2/23/15, @DPSschoolbus will experience delays on morning routes.— Denver Public School (@DPSNewsNow) February 22, 2015
The Colorado Legislature will not meet on Monday because of road conditions, according to legislative leaders.
Officials in Boulder say city offices won't open today until 10 a.m.
Even as the state continues to dig out from this weekend’s storm, there’s already more snow in the forecast. The National Weather Service predicts the next round of storms could hit the Front Range Wednesday or Thursday.
NWS meteorologist Robert Koopmeiners says after being unusually warm and dry for most of February, the weather pattern over Colorado has swung in the opposite direction.
"It’ll be below normal temperatures, more moisture than we normally get, and way more unsettled. There’ll just be a period of these storms diving through here. You know, we’re definitely in a changed period here."
Here are the snowfall totals as of Sunday night from the National Weather Service:
- Longmont- 7.5 inches
- Aurora - 11.5 inches
- Denver - 9 inches
- Broomfield - 12.2 inches
- Nederland - 14 inches
More updates on current conditions from the National Weather Service and the Colorado Department of Transportation are below:
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