Snow closes roads, strands students; Warm-up on the way

Posted on: 7:57 pm, February 26, 2013, by , updated on: 10:45am, February 27, 2013

DENVER — Blowing snow and white-out conditions developed on Colorado’s eastern plains Tuesday night forcing the Colorado Department of Transportation to close several highways.

The El Paso County Sheriff says about 60 students were stranded by the storm at Miami Yoder school. A Twitter post indicated they were fine Tuesday night.

As of Wednesday morning, parents were able to come to the school to pick up their children.

I-70 was closed from Aurora to Burlington in both directions. That closure was lifted early on Wednesday. I-25 from Wellington to the Wyoming border was also closed because of blowing snow Tuesday night. That closure was also lifted on Wednesday morning.

Follow this link to see the list of updated road closures.

Light snow continued to fall in the Denver area Tuesday night but accumulation was light.

Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser says once the sun went down the snow started to stick to roads. Driving turned treacherous in many places, and remained that way Wednesday morning.

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Watches & Warnings

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Closings

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At Denver International Airport looking west. Jon Bowman reports wind gusts around 5 mph.

The sun is expected to slowly return Wednesday, but temps will stay chilly with highs only in the 30s.

A few flurries will be possible Thursday as a brief system moves through. Most of the snow is forecasted to fall in the mountains.

The good news is the weekend, when temperatures are forecast to climb into the 50s.

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