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Denver weather: Light snow and ice cause treacherous roads. By the afternoon, cloudy skies should clear and give way to a high of 37 degrees

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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.

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Denver's current weather

It's partly sunny in Denver.
In the last 24 hours the high temperature was 31°, and the low was 20°.

partly sunny in Denver

29° (Feels like 26° with the wind)

Cloud cover: 40%

Precipitation in the past 24 hours: 0.07"

Denver's 5-day forecast

  • Today
    Intermittent clouds
    35
    14
    Mostly clear
  • Sun.
    Sunny
    55
    35
    Clear
  • Mon.
    Partly sunny
    70
    40
    Intermittent clouds
  • Tue.
    Partly sunny
    68
    35
    Mostly clear
  • Wed.
    Mostly cloudy
    50
    27
    Mostly cloudy

» The Denver 10-day forecast

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» Colorado Ski Area Snow Totals

"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.

Elizabeth Hernandez: 303-954-1223, ehernandez@denverpost.com or @ehernandez