Season’s First Significant Snow Storm In Denver

Season’s First Snow In Denver – The first significant snow storm of the season for metro Denver and the Front Range snapped tree limbs and brought down power lines Wednesday. Power outages were reported up and down the Front Range and in metro area.

The heaviest snow was reported in northern Colorado where trees were down and power outages were reported in the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland area. Greeley reported 12 inches of snow by 7:30 a.m.

The University of Northern Colorado and some school districts closed in northern Colorado. Some schools around metro Denver went on delayed schedules.

Power lines were on the ground in Greeley and other parts of northern Colorado. Storm Tracker Daryl Orr says tree limbs were snapping and falling onto streets in many locations.

As snow started to accumulate in metro Denver, there were reports of tree damage. Residents in west metro Denver say they heard branches snapping all night. “Metro Denver is looking at 4 to 7 inches of snow by late Wednesday afternoon,” meteorologist Chris Tomer says.

“Not only is the morning drive going to be tough, the evening commute will be, too,” says Chief meteorologist Dave Fraser.

“We are more than prepared for the storm,” said CDOT spokesperson Stacey Stegman. CDOT will have 70 to 80 plows working the state highways overnight. Wednesday’s forecast high temperature is 34 on Wednesday in Denver. The snowfall ends Wednesday and temperatures gradually climb through the remainder of the week.

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