COLORADO, USA — Several schools, businesses and offices across Colorado are on delayed start, remote start or closed on Wednesday due to snow and windy conditions.
Poudre School District, Weld RE-4 School District, Weld County RE-1, Thompson School District R2-J, and Greeley-Evans School District 6 are among those closed Wednesday.
The University of Northern Colorado (UNC), all Aims Community College campuses, and IMBC College campuses in Greeley and Fort Collins are also closed Wednesday.
Larimer County Government, BLM National Operations Center, Sunrise Community Health, and Sunshine House at Centerra are opening late on Wednesday.
This winter weather system has brought a fresh round of snow along with frigid temperatures to Colorado. The system will impact the region into early Thursday morning, and both of the Wednesday rush hours will be impacted by the storm.
Hundreds of flights have been canceled or delayed at Denver International Airport (DIA). Travelers should check their flight status before heading to the airport Wednesday.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued Winter Storm Warnings, High Wind Warnings, Blizzard Warnings, Wind Chill Warnings, Avalanche Warnings, and Winter Weather Advisories across Colorado.
In the Denver metro area, rain and snow showers began early Wednesday morning and will continue throughout the day. The Denver metro area will see 2 to 5 inches of new snow.
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A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for much of the Western Slopes and mountain areas of Colorado for one to two feet of new snow along with 60+ mph wind gusts.
A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Front Range foothills and northern/western metro suburbs for 4 to 8 inches of new snow.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for parts of the I-70 mountain corridor like Vail, Aspen and Snowmass for 5 to 10 inches of snow.
The Blizzard Warning continues for portions of the San Juan Mountains for 1 to 3 feet of snow along with winds gusting to 80 mph. Widespread blowing snow will make travel difficult to impossible during this timeframe.
As the storm moves out of the state and off to the east, a high pressure ridge will build back into Colorado for the weekend bringing fair and warmer conditions back to the state which then continue into next week.
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