Road conditions in the Denver metropolitan area vary greatly from place to place. Heavy, wet snow fell over much of the area overnight, reaching snowfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour.
Slippery, snowy roads will affect your commute this morning, and small cars will get stuck in the snow. A winter storm warning has been lifted for northern Denver, according to the National Weather Service.
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We are keeping an eye on road and weather conditions as this storm moves out of Colorado. For the latest information, check out the live blog below.
5:06 AM | Weather forecast| A winter storm warning has been canceled for northern Denver. A winter weather advisory is in effect for the Fort Morgan area until 8 AM.
4:45 AM | Denver Road | Heavy, wet snow is jamming small vehicles around the subway. Expect different road conditions depending on your location this morning. Stream live traffic, weather and road conditions in Denver7
Denver roads dangerous this morning
4:25 AM | Forecast Update | The snow is moving east, but the damage is already done, says Lisa Hidalgo, a Denver 7 morning meteorologist. It’s one of those days to expect lots of thaw and wet/smud conditions. Highs are in the high 30s on the subway, and snow is possible on New Year’s Day.
4:05 AM | Blackout | Excel Energy reports 151 stop orders affecting 5,496 customers
3:15 AM | Road Closed | Updated list of roads in Colorado closed due to weather
- I-70 both directions Denver to Burlington (miles 292-437)
- US-6 Both Directions Clear Creek Canyon (mile 260-271)
- US-40/287 2-way Limon to Kit Carson (Miles 444-386)
- US-36 Both Directions Last Chance to Kansas Border (Miles 135-224)
- US-24 Calhan to Limon both directions (miles 339-376)
- Both directions from CO-86 Kiowa to I-70 (miles 24-59)
- CO-119 Northbound US-6 to Black Hawk (miles 0.5-7)
- US-6 Loveland Pass EB (Miles 220-229)
Check out statewide road conditions on this map.
2:30 AM | Road Closed | Highway 40 from Kit Carson to Limon
2:00 AM | Snow Update | National Weather Service in Boulder says the snow is ending from west to east in Boulder, west of Denver.
1:40 AM | Condition Update | Let’s take a look at the situation along Denver’s Hampden and Sheridan this morning.
10:49 PM | Road Closed | According to the Denver Police Department, I-70 westbound on Federal Boulevard is closed due to multiple vehicle stops. Drivers are asked to stay off the road as much as possible tonight.
10:30 PM | Power outage | Approximately 126 power outages affected 6,791 Xcel customers across the Denver metro. Click here to view stop map in Xcel.
10:00 PM | Power Outage | Approximately 76 power outages affected 22,684 Xcel customers in the Denver metropolitan area. Click here to view Xcel outages.
9:35 PM | Power Outage | About 32 power outages affected 22,545 customers in the Denver metropolitan area, according to Xcel. Click here to view stop map in Xcel.
9:35 PM | Accident Alert | Several law enforcement agencies have issued accident alerts due to weather conditions. The following communities are on accident alert as of 9:35 PM.
- Picken County
- Bloomfield City and County
- Jefferson County
- Douglas County
- Castle Rock
- clear creek county
9:05 PM | Road Conditions | The stranded vehicles are affecting several major roads across the state, according to the report. Colorado State Patrol.
The affected roads are:
- Take Interstate 70 east on Floyd Hill (mile marker 244)
- Westbound I-70 at Mt. Vernon Canyon (mile markers 259-254)
- US 6 in Clear Creek Canyon
- 119 US to Blackhauck
- US 285 between Morrison and Pine Junction
CSP is urging drivers to stay off the road or delay travel as much as possible.