DENVER — The weekend winter storm is expected to bring heavy snow to Colorado's high country and areas south of Denver, but the metro area is under a winter storm watch for the potential of up to six inches of snow in some areas.
A winter storm warning is in effect for Elbert, Central and east Douglas counties, where between five and 10 inches of snow is possible. Travel along I-25 south could become hazardous as could conditions on I-70 in the mountains.
Below, you can find updates related to traffic and weather as the storm moves through. Refresh this page for the latest. If reading this in the Denver7 mobile app, click here for the latest updates.
Sunday, February 4
8:00 a.m. | Road closure | I-70 eastbound is shut down between Lookout Mountain and Morrison road due to a multi-vehicle crash. It was first reported around 6 a.m. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said a deputy received minor injuries when his patrol unit slid into a semi-truck involved in the initial crash.
6:42 p.m. | Road closure | Interstate 70 and US 40 were closed at Golden and Morrison due to "many" stuck vehicles, according to Colorado State Patrol. US 285 between C-470 and Conifer also had several vehicles stuck in snow.
I-70 AND US 40 REMAIN CLOSED AT GOLDEN / MORRISON— CSP Golden (@csp_golden) February 4, 2024
So many vehs stuck, plows can't through.
US 285 into the mountains also has many stuck vehs between C-470 and Conifer.
Your phone may send you up Robinson Hill Road or Douglas Mtn Rd. Bad idea. Mail your casino a check.
6:19 p.m. | Dense fog advisory | Driving could be difficult overnight as a dense fog advisory was put in place until 9 a.m. Sunday for the Denver metro, the Palmer Divide and northeastern plains.
⚠️A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued for the Denver metro, Palmer Divide, and Northeastern Plains from now until 9 AM Sunday morning. Be cautious if driving as visibilities may reduce to 1/4 miles at times. #COwx pic.twitter.com/rn1pAanHWJ— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) February 4, 2024
5:21 p.m. | Travel conditions | Hazardous conditions on roadways in Boulder. Boulder police shared a photo of a pair of buses near 19th and Norwood. The city said plows were out clearing streets.
Perhaps it’s a good evening to stay in and makes some grilled cheese and tomato soup. These buses are stuck on a hill and we don’t want to see anyone else stuck on these snowy roads #Boulder https://t.co/qxQhCckgYb pic.twitter.com/SSH3POmuiN— Boulder Police Dept. (@boulderpolice) February 4, 2024
2:39 p.m. | DIA DELAYS | More than 700 delays and 142 cancellations have been reported out of Denver as of this posting.
2:22 p.m. | ROAD CLOSURE | CDOT closed Highway 119 between Boulder and Nederland due to adverse road conditions with multiple crashes and slide-offs.
1:03 p.m. | WHEN WILL IT STOP? | The National Weather Service says the snow should be tapering off through the evening, ending for most areas by midnight. However, the mountains will continue to see additional accumulation.
12:57 p.m. | ACCIDENT ALERT | Authorities have placed the city of Lakewood on Accident Alert. This means crashes that don't involve injury or private property damage should be reported to police online at a later time.
12:07 p.m. | DIA DELAYS | More than 500 delays and 89 cancellations have been reported out of Denver International Airport, according to flightaware.com. Officials are advising passengers to check with their airline for any delays or cancellations.
10:06 a.m. | TRAVEL ALERT | 44 flights have been delayed out of DIA this morning. Airport officials are advising passengers to check with their airline for any delays or cancellations.
9:37 a.m. | TRAFFIC | The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is reporting several accidents on Interstate 25 due to slick conditions.
🚨Warning: Southern end of Douglas County roads are snow covered and slick this morning. Multiple accidents on I25. If you need to be out, please reduce speeds and drive with caution. Thank you! 📸: Lt. Bronner pic.twitter.com/mBsf3MQb0B— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) February 3, 2024
Friday, February 2
10:21 p.m. | TRAFFIC | Eastbound I-70 has reopened at Vail.
8:33 p.m | TRAFFIC | Eastbound Interstate 70 is closed at Vail due to safety concerns, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.
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