Colorado road conditions: Extreme driving conditions make Thursday commute treacherous

A winter storm barreled through Denver last night, causing “extreme” travel conditions on some roads. More than a foot of snow fell in some areas around the metro area, with over eight inches falling downtown.

The Colorado Department of Transportation has 357 plows out across the state.

The cities of Denver, Aurora and many others around the area are on accident alert.

✔ Don't leave your car running unattended
✔ Do clear lights, windows & mirrors
✔ Do turn your lights on
✔ Do allow for extra stopping distance

— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) February 25, 2021

The Colorado State Patrol warned that “if you have two wheel; or front-wheel drive you will not be able to pull the hills.” Colorado Highway 93 remains a very tough drive between Boulder and Golden.

— CSP Golden (@csp_golden) February 25, 2021

Nearly all of the Interstate 70 corridor headed into the high country have traction laws in effect. Several trucks were without chains blocking I-70 near the Lookout exit last night.

There were reports all over the city of cars stuck on side streets. Even a snow plow at 26th Avenue and Steele Street got stuck.

A downed power pole caused by an eight car pile up on Sheridan Boulevard has closed the road between 49th and 52nd avenues for hours. That is in the area of north Denver between I-70 and Interstate 76. It is now reopen.

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