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Colorado Forecast: Overnight snow for Denver, Front Range

2:04 AM, Feb 7, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER- A small batch of cool air moved over the Front Range Wednesday evening bringing rain and then snow to the area.

Rain and snow showers during the Wednesday evening rush hour made for wet pavement in and around the Denver area.

The rained changed over to snow during the evening. The Denver metro area should expect up to half an inch to two inches, with the heaviest amounts of snow falling in the southern and southwestern suburbs. Castle Rock, Monument Hill, and foothills should expect one to three inches.

Denver Public Works crews will be ready to fully deploy should snow or ice begin to accumulate on roadways. Initial warm pavement temperatures will facilitate snow melt on the roadway Wednesday evening.

However, as temperatures continue to drop, roadways may become icy and Public Works crews will apply de-icing materials as needed, paying special attention to elevated structures. Crews will monitor road conditions throughout the night and will address any issues as needed.

Drivers should be aware of the potential for icy conditions during the Tuesday morning commute and allow extra time to arrive at their destination.

The snow will end by 1 a.m. Thursday with partly cloudy conditions for the Thursday morning commute.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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