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A blizzard warning has been issued for Denver and areas to the east over much of Wednesday as forecasters warn the metro area to brace for a potent, fast-moving storm.
Up to a foot of snow could fall in some areas around the city, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder, with 4 to 8 inches expected inside Denver's limits.
The heaviest snow accumulations are expected to the east.
"We have a strong spring storm that's going to race across the Rockies tonight," said Bernie Meier, a weather service meteorologist. "When it moves out on the plains it's going to get the cold air behind it with the north winds."
The blizzard warning goes into effect at 4 a.m. and lasts until 6 p.m.
"Poor travel conditions are expected on the plains due to the blowing and drifting snow," the weather service said in a forecast bulletin.
Gusts up to 40 mph are possible in downtown Denver, Meier said.
The warning covers Aurora, Brighton, Denver International Airport, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Parker and Castle Rock.
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A chilly morning with light snow flurries has left the roads slick and crash-prone Saturday morning in Denver, officials said.
The light snow is expected to continue until around 9 to 10 a.m. and then should taper off, said National Weather Service in Boulder forecaster Jim Kalina.
By the afternoon, cloudy skies should clear and give way to a high of 37 degrees.
Icy roads caused many crashes throughout the Front Range Saturday. The National Weather Service cautioned drivers and pedestrians that roads were spotted with black ice.
The Denver Police Department alerted drivers that conditions along Interstate 25 between Alameda Avenue and Interstate 225 were treacherous and full of crashes.
It's partly sunny in Denver.
In the last 24 hours the high temperature was 31°, and the low was 20°.
Cloud cover: 40%
Precipitation in the past 24 hours: 0.07"
"Black ice on the majority of highways," said a tweet by the Colorado State Patrol in Castle Rock. "CDOT working on treatment. Do your part and slow down. We are begging."
While snow may be wreaking havoc for metro area drivers, many folks in the mountains are rejoicing over heavy snowfall.
Since Monday, Kalina said the mountains received anywhere from two to three and a half feet of snow.
Breckenridge Resort got five more inches of snow on Friday, with a snowfall total of 44 inches this week, the resort tweeted.
"Here's to the weekend!," the tweet said.
By Sunday, temperatures along the Front Range should warm to a high near 55.
On Monday, temperatures are expected to climb to 70 degrees.
"It should be a pretty nice day, and Tuesday is looking to be 68 degrees, so that should be nice, too," Kalina said.
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