Weather forecasters issued a winter weather travel alert Thursday morning and urged people to only venture out into snowy, slushy roads if it is essential.
Car crashes have been a problem in the Denver metro area under the treacherous driving conditions. All lanes of northbound Interstate 25 were closed north of E-470 just before 8:30 a.m., said the Colorado Department of Transportation.
If people have to drive they should plan for considerable delays due to the weather, the National Weather Service in Boulde reported.
Between 2 to 4 inches of snow will accumulate Thursday in Denver, the NWS said.
Delaying travel for a few hours will allow snow plows and the sun to improve road conditions, weather forecasters said.
**WINTER WEATHER TRAVEL ALERT** Motorists doing essential travel this morning in the Denver metro area, foothills, I-70 mountain corridor and NW Colorado should plan for considerable travel impacts due to snow & winter driving conditions. Conditions at https://t.co/bjBVfjLWOG. pic.twitter.com/eUHs5xzJLi
— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) April 16, 2020
Numerous car crashes have hampered driving across the Denver metro area.
The right lane of southbound Interstate 25 between 136th and 120th avenues was closed at around 6:30 a.m. following a car crash, but later reopened, CDOT said.
Northbound I-25 has been reopened after the left lanes of the highway between Lincoln Street and Santa Fe Drive were closed following a crash, CDOT said.
Hazardous road conditions high country this morning. Across the Front Range Urban Corridor there are a variety of road conditions ranging from Slick, snow packed, icy & slushy roads from northern Metro Denver north to the Wyoming border with wet roads further to the south. #cowx pic.twitter.com/tLj1AlszWI
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) April 16, 2020
The left lane of westbound U.S. 36 has reopened at McCaslin Boulevard after it was blocked because of a crash there at around 6 a.m., CDOT said.
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