Heavy snowfalls reached as much as 3 inch across areas of Colorado’s Front Range and residents are likely to see a new blast of winter weather leading to two feet or more of snow. The most recent snowfall began in northern Colorado on Saturday evening and started moving south, as per the National Weather Service. These meteorological conditions are believed to last until Monday.
The majority of the mountain snow is anticipated to fall in north-focal Colorado, where the Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported 10 inches of new snow around Steamboat Springs and six inches around Aspen and Vail. Some supermarkets were stuffed on Friday as individuals bought supplies for the weekend.
Denver International Airport representatives said 180 flights were put off Saturday, around 12 percent of planned flights, before the overwhelming snowfall. The forecasters said that around 14 inches of snow might cover the air terminal by Monday morning. One of the greatest dangers to airport visitors is the streets getting to the air terminal, which are getting slippery and icy.
Street conditions in the Denver got risky on Saturday evening and were anticipated to remain so into Monday morning, the Denver Post reported. The report also noted that few metro regions announced accident alerts Saturday evening. The Colorado Department of Transportation shut a few major roadways, including southbound Interstate 25 close to the Wyoming state line as a result of various accidents, and U.S. 6 to the betting clubhouse in Black Hawk.
As snow piled up in southern Colorado, the Red Cross opened a shelter in Walsenburg, located close Interstate 25, to help voyagers stranded by the stormy conditions.
The weekend forecast didn’t stop skiers who headed up the mountains on Saturday to rejoice the new snow after a rather bad season. Road jams constrained authorities to establish traffic holds so cars wouldn’t get stuck while going to the Interstate 70 mountain tunnels.
The snowstorm was said to reach the Front Range hard on Saturday night, with up to 14 inches of snow over a significant part of the area. About 2 feet of snow is anticipated along the Front Range foothills by Monday.
The Colorado Department of Transportation has no less than 600 snowplows ready, with arrangements to prevent traffic from backing up going to steep inclines like the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel. Drivers are advised to go after snowplows up the mountain if streets become to sleeper, particularly ski traffic during rush hours in the morning and evening.
Forecasters are likewise cautioning that an alternate snowstorm is projected by the end of next week.
Image Source: Albuquerque Journal
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