DENVER — Snow comes to an end Tuesday morning but the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is warning drivers to give allow some extra time for your morning commute.
Even though the snow is done, roads are expected to be slick because temperatures are still below freezing and are only expected to reach into the mid-30s for highs.
Drivers should check weather and road conditions before they travel, CDOT said Monday afternoon. If conditions are adverse, strong consideration should be given to working from home or delaying travel until later in the morning.
Denver was expected to see another 1-3 inches of snow between Monday night and Tuesday morning according to meteorologist Kathy Sabine. If you live west of Interstate 25 — like in Boulder and Golden — expect 2-5 inches of snow.
A winter storm warning is in effect through Tuesday afternoon for the Wet and Sangre de Cristo Mountains for up to 15 inches of new snow. Areas to the west in the San Juan Mountains, 5-10 inches of new snow is expected along with communities in and around Walsenburg and Trinidad.
Keep up with road current conditions here:
Chain and traction laws
CDOT urges travelers to be aware of chain and traction law codes before heading out on the roadway:
- Code 18/Commercial Chain Law: Commercial vehicles and trucks must have chains. Vehicles without chains can often lose traction, causing traffic delays and sometimes road closures. For the safety of the traveling public, it's critical to use chains to be in compliance with Colorado's chain law.
- Code 15/Passenger Traction Law: All passenger vehicles must have appropriate all-weather tires with 3/16-inch depth. Vehicles must have one of the following: winter tires, tires with mud/snow (M+S) designation, chains or alternative traction devices such as an autosock. 4WD and AWD vehicles must have winter tires or all-weather tires.
- Code 16/Passenger Chain Law: All passenger vehicles need chains, except for 4WD and AWD vehicles with all-weather tires with 3/16-inch tread depth.
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Denver International Airport
According to the flight-tracking service, Flight Aware, as of 10:15 p.m. there have been 293 delayed flights Monday at Denver International Airport, and 9 canceled flights.
Four delays and 4 canceled flights have been reported for Tuesday.
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