Snowstorm hits metro Denver, bringing severe road conditions

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The National Weather Service reports that a storm that is expected to strike metro Denver on Monday morning will bring wind and precipitation, making travel conditions hazardous.

According to weather service predictions, there could be up to 4 inches of snowfall south of Interstate 70 with wind gusts of up to 55 mph. Residents are advised to “avoid or delay travel until this afternoon if possible.” Due to snow churning caused by high winds, road conditions are predicted to be particularly challenging this morning in the southern metro area, the Palmer Divide region between Denver and Colorado Springs, and the southern Front Range foothills. It is predicted that most of the snow will fall before midday.

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Up to 7 inches of snow are expected to fall along Interstate 25 close to Castle Rock as a result of this gusty weather, and forecasters warned that blizzard conditions, including whiteouts, could occur when wind whips snow across Colorado’s eastern plains.

In addition to a blizzard warning for southeastern Colorado, the weather service issued a winter weather advisory for downtown Denver, a winter storm warning for Castle Rock and the plains to the east, and a strong wind warning for the I-25 corridor between Colorado Springs and Pueblo as well as the southeastern plains.

According to experts, the peak temperature in metro Denver on Monday will be 30 degrees, and it will drop to 15 degrees Monday night.

There will likely be more snowfall in the southwest mountains, which is highly needed. Forecasters predicted less snow in northern metro Denver, north of I-70.