Slick roads, freezing mist as winter storm moves in


A winter storm brought freezing drizzle and some snow to the Denver area Monday morning, making for slick roads and rough travel conditions.

The Interstate 25 corridor saw between a half-inch and two inches of snow overnight, which was followed by patches of dense fog, mist and freezing rain.

“It’s making for icy conditions on the roads out there,” said Russell Danielson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service at Boulder. “And we’re actually going to see that continue for a good portion of the day.”

Road conditions won’t improve Monday without being plowed or treated, he added. Side roads and unplowed areas will be particularly slick. None of the region’s major roads were closed Monday morning.

The freezing mist and fog will continue into the afternoon, Danielson said, and then the region could see another inch or two of additional snowfall. The storm will likely top out at four inches of total snow along the Front Range, Danielson said.

The northeast corner of the state will receive much more snow, with some areas getting as much as eight inches, he said. In nearby Nebraska, residents will see as much as a foot of new snowfall, he said.

Denver is under a winter weather advisory until 8 p.m. Monday. The city will see a high temperature of about 32 degrees Monday, with an overnight low of 16 degrees. Tuesday will stay cold, with a high of 34 degrees, but is expected to be partly sunny.

Sunshine and warmer temperatures will continue through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service at Boulder.


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