Update 2:45 a.m.: It snowed and it’s gonna be “slick and hazardous” this morning.
A late spring storm is forecast to create dangerous driving conditions for Monday’s evening commute.
Denver is expecting four to seven inches of snow starting Monday afternoon. The foothills could get as much as a foot of snow.
“We’re looking at a really heavy burst of snow over about an eight hour period,” National Weather Service meteorologist Zach Hiris said. “It’s really perfectly timed with the start of the evening commute.”
The snowfall itself will be brief and is expected to end by midnight. But after the snow, the Front Range will reach near-record low temperatures, which means Tuesday morning commutes could also be affected by snow-covered roads or slushy conditions.
“Even though the snow will be done pretty early tonight, just give yourself a little bit more time for tomorrow morning’s commute too, just in case there’s a few slick spots still out there,” Hiris said.
Denver’s also reminding residents of the potential for downed tree limbs.
“With the prediction of more heavy wet snow today closely following Friday’s storm, trees may be more prone to damage and limbs that may have partially failed, could fail completely due to the additional weight,” Denver Parks and Recreation said in a statement.
If emergency limb removal is needed to clear a street, call 311. Residents are responsible for clearing any downed limbs on their property. The city collects branches “no larger than 4 inches in diameter, and they must be cut into lengths of 4 feet or less, bundled and tied, and weigh no more than 50 pounds,” Parks and Rec said Monday.
“Customers may set out up to 10 bundles of branches on their scheduled every-8-week extra trash collection. Denver residents can also drop off branches at the Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off center located near East Cherry Creek Drive South and South Quebec Street. Hours of operation can be found on the city’s website.”
Check COTrip.org for the latest road conditions and closures.
This story will be updated.