KUSA - Wind gusts whipped through parts of the Front Range for much of the day Monday.
"It's bad yeah. It shakes the whole car," Ryan Ciancia said.
The wind poured through Boulder Canyon and into Nederland.
The snow followed momentarily. It didn't last long, but it was enough of a warning for what's to come.
CDOT crews will begin snow clearing shifts as early as midnight.
Hours before, people made dashes to the stores in Nederland to stock up on essentials. The wind came calling, and they listened.
"I always have my windows cracked a little. You'll hear the wish of it," Tom Reynolds said. "We'll be ready for this cold, always are."
The wind caused Boulder Canyon to be shut down after a tanker truck was blown over. Officials reopened the highway several hours later.
Wind gusts in the area are expected to reach 40 to 50 miles per hour overnight.
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