Spring storm brings heavy rain, snow to Colorado | SummitDaily.com

Spring storm brings heavy rain, snow to Colorado

DENVER ” A spring storm brought heavy rain to Colorado’s Front Range and snow to the high country on Tuesday, as motorists faced a tale of two seasons depending on travel plans.

A winter storm warning was in effect from the Wyoming line, north and west of Fort Collins, to an area west and south of Colorado Springs. Chain laws were put into effect for truckers in many mountain areas, and schools from the mountains to near Denver were closed due to the weather.

Road conditions along Interstate 70, a major east-west thoroughfare, were reported to be wet, snowy or icy. Interstate 25 was closed about 14 miles north of New Mexico due to a downed power line, but it was not immediately clear if that was caused by the wintry weather.

Major school closures included Evergreen Middle School and Evergreen High School, along with others in the Jefferson County Public School District located in mountainous areas. To the south, Academy, Lewis-Palmer and Falcon schools were among those shut down for the day.

Forecasters said snow was expected to develop along the Front Range mountains and foothills later Monday and continue into Tuesday.

Mountain areas were forecast to see up to two feet of snow by the time the storm system rolled out of the state.




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