Monday Snow Day: Expect Travel Delays, Bad Roads And A Strong Desire To Curl Up Under A Blanket

October 28, 2019
Got to walk the dog. On 22nd Avenue in Denver's Park Hill neighborhood.Denver woke up to several inches of snow Monday Oct. 28 2019, making for a cold and slippery commute.Got to walk the dog. On 22nd Avenue in Denver's Park Hill neighborhood.Denver woke up to several inches of snow Monday Oct. 28 2019, making for a cold and slippery commute.Hart Van Denburg/CPR News
Got to walk the dog. On 22nd Avenue in Denver's Park Hill neighborhood.Denver woke up to several inches of snow Monday Oct. 28 2019, making for a cold and slippery commute.

Update 8:58 a.m.

Good Morning. Look outside right now. I'll wait.

Yeah, that's a lot of snow. Several inches in places. Nearly 4.5 in Boulder and as of 6 a.m. this morning, Denver International Airport has 3.8 inches.

A winter storm advisory will continue for most of the Front Range and the Denver Metro through tonight. That means it will be cold and the roads are going to be a mess. Seriously, our first-hand observations this morning found snowpacked main roads, snow stuffed side streets and very slow speeds along I-25 moving through Denver.

The roads are also icy under all that snow, so even if an area or lane looks cleared, be very careful. If you have to be out there today, give yourself all the extra time you can.

CDOT probably said it best: "This is a good morning to work from home or delay your commute."

This applies in the high country along the I-70 corridor. Chain and traction laws are in force throughout the state. CDOT reminds travelers that they must have either snow tires or chains. If your car is four-wheel or all-wheel drive, you can get by with all-weather tires with 3/16 inch tread. If you have to get in the car, be sure to follow the scout's motto: be prepared.

The National Weather Service said another round of snowfall and bitter cold will sweep through the region, starting Monday in Montana and spreading into Wyoming and Colorado Monday night and Tuesday. So, we're not out of the cold yet.

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