Two days of ‘significant’ travel impacts expected with incoming snowstorm in Colorado

Jessica Wong

Colorado could get up to five feet of snow during a major upcoming snowstorm expected to slam the Front Range mountains and foothills from Thursday night into Monday.  The multi-day storm (March 11-15) is expected to interfere with upcoming travel, especially if models continue to trend toward higher snowfall totals. The National […]

Colorado could get up to five feet of snow during a major upcoming snowstorm expected to slam the Front Range mountains and foothills from Thursday night into Monday. 

The multi-day storm (March 11-15) is expected to interfere with upcoming travel, especially if models continue to trend toward higher snowfall totals.

The National Weather Service’s forecast of potential travel impacts shows significant impacts in major cities such as Denver and Fort Collins Saturday and Sunday, with elevated impacts on Friday. The forecast also calls for “elevated” travel impacts in the mountains from Friday through Sunday. 

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“Overall, this kind of storm system will bring more snow to the eastern slopes of the Front Range mountains, foothills, Palmer Divide and into the urban corridor, compared to the rest of the mountain areas,” the NWS tweeted.

While it’s still too early to predict exact snowfall totals around the state, expected totals will solidify as the weekend approaches.

Travel is not advised this weekend. If you do plan to travel, be prepared for delays and possible road closures, along with activated passenger vehicle traction and chain laws.

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Editor’s Note: All weather statements and snow accumulations are subject to change. Check the official Colorado Department of Transportation website for up-to-date information on road conditions and the  National Weather Service for updates on incoming storms. For your mountain forecast, check out OpenSnow.

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