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Denver weather blog: Colorado snow updates, road closures and impacts

A snowstorm impacting the Denver metro roadways is pushing through Colorado with most of the heavy snow falling overnight into Monday morning. Multiple winter weather alerts are in effect.
Posted: 4:45 AM, Mar 25, 2024
Updated: 2024-03-25 08:54:47-04
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A snowstorm impacting the Denver metro is pushing through Colorado with most of the heavy snow falling overnight into Monday morning. Multiple winter weather alerts are in effect, including a winter weather advisory for Denver and blizzard warning for the Castle Rock area.

The Denver7 news team is tracking the latest storm updates, closures, and sharing news from local agencies.

Refresh this page for updates and keep checking back for new details.

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Monday, March 12

6:50 a.m. | I-70 CONDITIONS WEST OF DENVER | Denver7's Wayne Reese is taking a look at I-70 conditions from the Dinosaur Park-n-Ride near Morrison and Golden. Here's a look in the video player below.

I-70 road conditions west of Denver

6:34 a.m. | I-70 CLOSURE | CDOT says I-70 westbound is closed near Burlington, between US 385 and Exit 429 due to a stalled vehicle. Expect delays in the area.

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6:17 a.m. | I-225 SB CRASH | Denver7 Traffic Expert Jayson Luber says to expect delays due to a crash on SB I-225 at Parker road. The wreck is blocking lanes with a delay from Iliff.

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6:05 a.m. | WEATHER ALERTS EXPIRE AT 9 A.M. | The bulk of the heavy snow fell last night and overnight but Denver7 Meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo says pockets of heavy snow are possible mainly in the southern and western portions of the Denver metro area. While the winter weather alerts, including a winter weather advisory for Denver and blizzard warning for the Castle Rock area will expire at 9 a.m., windy conditions and snow-covered, icy roadways continue to impact the morning commute.

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5:40 a.m. | CLOSURES AND DELAYS | Here's an updated look at weather closures and delays for today:

  • Akron R-1: Delayed 2 hours
  • Ave Maria Catholic School: Delayed 1 hour
  • Bennett School District 29J: Closed Today
  • Byers School Dist. 32-J: Closed Today
  • Castle Rock Senior Center: Closed Today
  • Douglas County Libraries: Opening at 10:00 AM
  • Gilpin County Schools RE-1: Delayed 2 hours
  • Jefferson County Government: Delayed 2 hours
  • Kiowa Schools: Closed Today
  • Limon School District RE-4J: Opening at 10:00 AM
  • Regis Jesuit High School". Delayed 1 hour
  • Rocky Mtn College of Art & Design: Delayed 2 hours
  • U.S. Air Force Academy: Delayed 2 hours

Check latest Colorado weather closures and delays at this link.

5:28 a.m. | FORECAST UPDATE | A motorist spun out along the right lane of an icy northbound I-225 at Mississippi. Expect minimal delays, but slow driving conditions on the interstate.

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5:28 a.m. | FORECAST UPDATE | The majority of the heavy snow is over, says Denver7 Meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo, but pockets of flurries remain this morning. Some isolated areas of heavy snow is still possible mainly in the southern and western portions of the Denver metro. Wind gusts continue to be an issue this morning with blizzard-like conditions continuing out east. The majority of the winter weather alerts, including the winter weather advisory for Denver and blizzard warning for the Castle Rock area are set to expire at 9 a.m.

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5:20 a.m. | "DOUBLE COMMUTE TIME" | Denver7 Traffic Expert Jayson Luber says the slick and icy conditions will make for difficult lane recognition on many Denver metro roadways, especially south toward Castle Rock. Luber says most commuters should expect their drive time this morning to double the normal commute.

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5:10 a.m. | I-225 CONDITIONS | An earlier crash on northbound I-225 at Alameda has cleared, as is the delay, but the roadway is still snow covered and conditions are slick, says Denver7 Traffic Expert Jayson Luber.

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5:05 a.m. | CASTLE ROCK ROAD CONDITIONS | Denver7 reporter Veronica Acosta took the drive on I-25 from Denver to Castle Rock's downtown area and says while "not a great drive", motorists were driving at around 45 mph on the interstate. Acosta said expect some snow on the roadways, but plows have been in the area and there are icy spots both on the interstate and on city roads.

Castle Rock road conditions: What to expect on I-25

4:55 a.m. | I-70 REOPENS | The Colorado State Patrol says after a 5-hour safety closure, both directions of I-70 have reopened from Limon to the Kansas border, but motorists should expect icy conditions. CSP says be on alert for snow plows working on the interstate.

4:25 a.m. | ROADWAYS: WHAT TO EXPECT | Denver7 Traffic Expert Jayson Luber is monitoring metro driving conditions and said motorists should expect difficult lane recognition on some icy and snow-covered roadways, including in the Castle Rock area where blowing snow is a concern.

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4:25 a.m. | I-70 CLOSURE | Both lanes of I-70 remain closed 2 miles west of Limon at US 40 to Burlington due to weather conditions.

4:20 a.m. | LIVE NEWS | Denver7 has multiple crews across the metro and other Colorado locations tracking road conditions. Watch Denver7's live news stream at this link or the player below:

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