Denver snow starting to roll in for the day, with a couple inches of accumulation possible
Some folks will get a slow start.
Good morning, Denver. It’s cold outside and there’s a little snow on the ground. Denver texted all of the nerds (me) who’ve signed up for plow tracker alerts. (You can track plows here if you’re into that sort of thing.)
The National Weather Service reported at least five inches of snow had fallen in Denver (as measured at the DIA station) as of 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
Just for a sense of the area, as of 5:20 a.m., Aurora Public Schools are running on a delay, Denver Public Schools are on a normal schedule today and Cherry Creek Public Schools are on a delay, citing both potential heavy snow and COVID-related staffing shortages. Earlier this month, DPS closed for a day for snow and staffing shortages.
Tuesday evening, clouds are expected to gradually clear, leaving us with a cold but sunny outlook for Wednesday, a 40 percent chance of snow Thursday, and a cold and clear Friday.
Coffee time. Good luck today.
Denver Public Schools has cancelled after-school activities.
We’re no longer on crash alert.
The snowy weather prompted the Denver police department to put the city on crash alert — formerly accident alert — as snow is expected to continue falling through the late afternoon. The crash alert was lifted just after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Police have some tips on when to call them, including in cases where someone is injured or a wreck is blocking streets.
RTD said some bus routes are seeing 10 to 20 minute delays, while trains are closer to scheduled times.
A winter weather advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. in the metro area, according to the National Weather Service.
Check your flight before you head out to DIA.
The airport is reminding folks to check their flight status. At least 126 flights have been canceled at the airport, and another 284 flights have been delayed.
Denverite reporter Esteban L. Hernandez contributed to this report.