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How to prepare for (and handle) snow and winter storms

Are you prepared for Colorado's winter storm? Here's a guide on how to be safe during winter weather conditions and how to keep yourself updated on the storm.


A snow storm in Colorado is in the forecast for Monday evening into Tuesday. 

Currently A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for Monday night into Tuesday morning for many districts in Colorado. (Weather alert updates can be found here.) 

Winter storm coverage here: Strong storm will impact holiday travel starting Monday night

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming snow storm regarding winter weather hacks, snow tire information, driving tips and where to find closures and delays.

Delays and closures 

Check on the delays and closures on a regular basis to see which school districts and businesses are set to close or delay hours of operation ahead of Colorado’s winter storm. 

Delay and closure list here: 9news.com/closings

Flight cancellations and delays

Do you have travel plans for the holiday? If you have a flight planned to fly in or out of Colorado, it’s possible the flight might be canceled or delayed. Some airlines are offering travel waivers ahead of the winter storm.

RELATED: Flight delays, cancellations reported at DIA ahead of big Colorado snowstorm

Winter weather hacks for your car

Did you know you can spray your windshield with a mix of 2/3 vinegar and 1/3 water before the winter weather hits? Here are some tips and tricks to follow ahead of the coming storm.

Read more here: These winter weather hacks for your car will save you time

How to drive in the snow

Here are some good tips for learning how to drive in the snow, especially for those who are from out of state and new to Colorado. First Gear Skid School in Brighton offers classes to teach drivers how to navigate various road conditions, including how to drive in the snow.

Read more here: How to Colorado: Learning to drive in the snow

All-season or winter tires?

Which tires are considered the best for your type of vehicle during the winter season? All-season tires offer additional traction in winter weather conditions, according to AAA, while  dedicated winter tires have a "three-peak" mountain and snowflake symbol and make winter driving much safer. 

RELATED: Should you purchase all-season or winter tires?


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