Travel is looking to be troublesome in the High Country this weekend - even the metro will see some trouble Friday evening.
As a winter storm system moves in, a Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued focusing on the south-southwest area of the High Country for the weekend. The worst will face drivers heading over the highest mountain passes, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.
The National Weather Service said that the worst of it will face southwest and south-central Colorado. Due to their forecast, CDOT is pretreating roads starting on Friday.
ARE YOU READY? 2-5 inches of snow expected for Saturday
Once snow starts settling on the roads, snow plows will be pushed out to get rid of all the snow.
One thing travelers in the south and south-central high country should be aware of are maintenance delays on roadways. CDOT says they'll likely start maintenance operations this weekend and continue them on into Tuesday.
Travelers should keep a keen eye out for maintenance equipment on or near roadways - and watch for maintenance crews and avalanche crews.
COLORADO FORECAST | Snow will touch down in the state again
CDOT CAMS | Visually check road conditions
The worst impacted highways will be:
U.S. Highway 550 | Red Mountain, Molas and Coal Bank Passes
U.S. 160 | Wolf Creek and La Veta Passes
U.S. 50 | Monarch Pass
U.S. 285 | Poncha Pass
CO 145 | Lizard Head Pass
CO 17 | Cumbres and La Manga Pass