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Blizzard conditions cause road closures in eastern Colorado

Most roads in eastern Colorado were closed for much of Tuesday due to snow and blowing snow.

WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Blizzard conditions with blowing snow led to a mess on the roads on Colorado's Eastern Plains Tuesday. 

Colorado State Patrol in Sterling said Tuesday morning that there were no open roads in northeast Colorado. Drivers were asked to not drive around road-closed gates or signs.

"Today would be a great day to stay home," said CSP in Lamar and La Junta. "All of SE Colorado is experiencing snow and strong winds which cause white out conditions. Travel is not advised. Be prepared if you do."

A Blizzard Warning was effect for the northeastern corner of Colorado through most of Tuesday.

More than a dozen school districts in eastern Colorado were closed Tuesday due to blizzard conditions.

Hundreds of flights were canceled or delayed at Denver International Airport.

Winter Weather Advisories were in effect for much of Colorado, including the Interstate 25 corridor from Fort Collins to Castle Rock, as well as the high country and western slopes.

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The National Weather Service and Colorado Department of Transportation urged travelers to slow down and use extra caution.

Another Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Elkhead and Park mountains until 5 p.m. Wednesday. These areas can expect 12 to 24 inches of snowfall.

We see some off-and-on snow or snow showers continue over the plains through Wednesday, especially toward the northern state border. Skies will gradually become sunny to partly sunny by Thursday and through the weekend, but our high temperatures will remain well below normal into next week.

Know before you go and check out COtrip.org for the latest road conditions.

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