Denver snow postpones Rockies game |

Denver snow postpones Rockies game

Seats sit empty on the main concourse as snow covers the playing surface of Coors Field in Denver on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, after Major League Baseball officials postponed Game 3 of the National League division series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, in Denver. Temperatures below freezing combined with a light coating of snow to force officials to delay the game. Game 3 will be played Sunday night, with Game 4 pushed back to Monday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Metro area residents awoke this morning to snow, freezing rain and record-low temperatures.

Driving conditions were slick and icy pavement or multicar accidents closed sections of Interstate 25 south and north of Denver.

“We crushed the record by 8 degrees,” said Bob Koopmeiners, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Boulder. “We smashed it.”

The record stood at 25 degrees on this day in 1905, Koopmeiners said. This morning temperatures dropped to 17 degrees at Denver International Airport, he said.

Though clouds will thin and clear out by this evening, temperatures are only expected to rise to about 27 or 28 degrees, below freezing, Koopmeiners said.

Snow will linger until the afternoon in Denver, where only a trace is expected to stick, he said.

The cold weather and lingering snow showers have put a temporary halt to Rocktober.

Major League Baseball announced this morning that tonight’s Game 3 of the National League Division Series between the Rockies and the Phillies at Coors Field has been postponed. Game 3 has been rescheduled for Sunday at 8:07 p.m. (MDT).

Game 4 has been moved to Monday. The time for Game 4 will be announced prior to Sunday’s game.

According to, if the Yankees and Angels finish off sweeps of the Twins and Red Sox, respectively, on Sunday, the Phillies-Rockies game Monday is expected to be 5 p.m. MDT.

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