Colorado: Winter Storm Brings More than Foot of Snow

After the winter storm that moved into northern Colorado Saturday night and early Sunday, most highways and interstates in northern Colorado are icy and snowpacked.

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, Interstate 25, Interstate 76, U.S. 85 and U.S. 34 in northern Colorado are all icy and snowpacked in spots, making travel hazardous.

The National Weather Service reports that a winter storm warning is in effect in northern Colorado, including Greeley and Weld County, until noon today. Snow is expected to reach depths of 5 to 10 inches across the northern Front Range region. Snow should decrease this afternoon as the storm system moves out of the area , Greeley Tribune reports.

It was also reported, the storm responsible for dropping more than a foot of snow on parts of Colorado will move east out of southern Colorado on by early Monday morning.

Drier air working in from the northwest will mean gradual clearing from north to south overnight. Under clear skies with light winds, overnight temperatures will drop into the mid teens, reports.

News agencies also repiort, by early afternoon, snow had stopped falling in Denver and across much of western Colorado. The National Weather Service canceled several storm warnings and advisories.

"Our storm is slowly winding down," said Robert Koopmeiners, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boulder.

But the warnings stayed in place for Colorado's eastern plains, where forecasters said 4 to 8 inches of snow could pile up in northeastern and east-central Colorado and up to 8 inches in the southeast part of the state by evening. Forecasters warned that strong winds could reduce visibility.

Koopmeiners said the storm that originated in the Pacific Northwest didn't have much energy. "But it was enough to make us some snow," he said.

And Koopmeiners said the storm likely would pick up momentum as it moved east, USA Today reports.

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