9NEWS Meteorologist Ashton Altieri says the worst of the storm is over in terms of falling snow but nearly all roads in Colorado are snowpacked and icy so drivers should be ready for winter driving conditions.
A WINTER STORM WARNING remains in effect for the Denver metro area until noon on Wednesday. The Fort Collins and Greeley areas are under a warning until 8 a.m.
Most neighborhoods along the urban corridor will see 1 to 3 inches of additional accumulation by midday on Wednesday. Total snow accumulation will range from 8 to 14 for Denver, 10 to 18 inches over Douglas County, and 12 to 24 inches over the foothills of Boulder, Jefferson, and Larimer Counties. The Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley areas will see 6 to 14 inches.
The weather has also caused some power outages. Xcel Energy says at the height of the outages, more than 36,000 customers were without power. By Wednesday morning, that number decreased to 7,500. Many of the outages are in southwest Denver, northwest Denver and north Denver. There are also outages in Thornton.
Xcel is asking customers who have power not to call Xcel for those who do not have power. They are working as quickly as possible to restore the electricity. With 45 crews in rotation, Xcel hopes to have all power restored by 5 p.m.
Additionally, Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA) says about a third of Castle Rock was without power Tuesday night, including several subdivisions in Roxborough and Plum Creek. Crews were able to restore power to the area by mid-morning on Wednesday.
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