Cold, light snow turns roads icy in Metro Denver

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DENVER -- Cold temperatures and light snow were enough to make travel around metro Denver hazardous late Tuesday night and again Wednesday morning. Lows plunged into the single digits overnight, making the morning commute icy.

This is a fast snow event, so snow accumulation will be light. Parts of metro Denver got between 1-2 inches, with most places getting closer to 1 inch. Roads turned slick and travel was slow after sunset. Many areas were placed on accident alert Tuesday, and Boulder, Northglenn, Commerce City, Aurora were added to the list Wednesday morning.

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Despite the rough weather that's expected to start the day Wednesday, temperatures are expected to warm as the day goes on. Expect sunshine to return and highs back in the mid to upper 40s by the afternoon

Highs temperatures are expected to bump up to the 50s Thursday before returning to the mid-40s on Friday.

"Our next winter storm arrives late Friday night with more snow for the weekend," Fraser said. "The best snow will fall on Saturday before ending on Sunday. Right now it looks like Denver will get between 2-4 inches over the entire weekend."

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