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Dozens of Colorado schools on delayed start, closed due to sub-zero temps

Below-zero temperatures have caused Colorado school districts to delay their opening on Monday or close for the day.

COLORADO, USA — More than two dozen schools, businesses and offices across Colorado are on delayed start, remote start or closed on Monday due to the frigid temperatures.

Aurora Public Schools, Jeffco Public Schools, Elizabeth School District, Strasburg School District 31-J, Manitou Springs School District 14, Estes Park Schools and Lewis-Palmer District 38 are among those with delayed starts.

Cañon City Schools, Harrison School District 2, Pueblo County School District 70, and Pueblo School District 60 are closed on Monday.

Air Care Colorado has also closed all its emission testing facilities Monday.

See the full list of closures and delays.

Bitter cold temperatures will continue in the Denver area, Interstate 25 corridor and eastern Colorado through Tuesday morning.

Wind chills will drop to -20 to -25 degrees Monday morning. Frost bite is possible on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

Snow continues in the Gore, Park and Medicine Bow Ranges as well as Rocky Mountain National Park through Monday with 6 to 12 inches of snow. 

A Winter Storm Warning and Avalanche Warning are in effect in the mountains.

Tuesday will bring more sunshine with warmer temperatures, maybe even slightly above freezing in the Denver area. 

The warming trend will continue into the weekend with temperatures nearly reaching 50 degrees into the weekend.

FORECAST: Full forecast
CLOSURES: Full list of closures
ALERTS: Latest Colorado weather alerts

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