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Storm system dumps snow in Colorado mountains, Denver

The Associated Press
and Aspen Times staff
Aspen, CO Colorado

Janet Urquhart The Aspen Times

DENVER – A Pacific storm system is dumping snow in the Colorado mountains and bringing the first snow of the season to parts of the Denver area.

Snow and ice are making driving troublesome in the mountains. A jackknifed truck closed Interstate 70 for a while Tuesday and other roads in the mountains were temporarily shut down because of bad weather.

Parts of the western mountains could get a foot of snow overnight and parts of the Denver area, particularly in the south, could see up to 4 inches accumulate in the grassy areas.

In Aspen, light snow fell off and on Tuesday, intermixed with sunshine. A winter storm warning remained in effect until 9 p.m., with the potential for 6 to 14 inches of snow by Tuesday evening, but barely a couple of inches had materialized in town by early evening. Tuesday night’s forecast called for a low around 12 degrees.

Wednesday’s forecast for Aspen calls for a 30 percent chance of snow showers, mostly cloudy skies and a high near 34. Snow showers are likely Wednesday night, with 1 to 3 inches of possible accumulation, according to the National Weather Service. Another 1 to 3 inches are possible Thursday.