First Big Snow Of 2017 Brings in Cold, Closures

<p>Jim Hill/CPR News</p>
<p>The first big snowstorm of 2017 brought single digit temps and plenty of snow to the Front Range.</p>

Posted 7:00 a.m. | Updated 9:00 a.m.

It's a winter wonderland across most of Colorado. The National Weather Service says winter storm warnings will continue in the mountains, southern foothills and the Denver metro through 11 a.m. Jan. 5. Most the snow will continue through the morning, then taper out through later in the afternoon.

Temps are expected in the single digits for the day with very cold temps at night. The plains could see between -10 and -20 degrees.

As usual, travel will be difficult with the snowy roads, especially around the north central and northeast parts of the state. Overnight snowfalls and the very cold temps mean the roads will stay snow packed.

If you can avoid going out today, do so. If you absolutely have to drive, go slow, have patience, and thank @ColoradoDOT for their hard work

A few closures/delays of note:

Boulder Valley School District - Closed
Denver Public Schools - 2 Hour Delay
JeffCo Public Schools - Closed
Aurora Public Schools - Closed
University Of Colorado Boulder - Closed

Some notable snow totals as of 8:45 a.m.:

Nederland19 inches
Dillon16 inches
Boulder12 inches
Fort Collins9 inches
Denver Int'l Airport3.5 inches

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