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DENVER — A spring storm brought snow to Denver and the Front Range on Thursday morning, with big, moisture-filled flakes causing slushy roads just in time for the morning commute and forcing some schools into delayed starts.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES are in place through noon Thursday not only for the mountains, but along the Front Range Foothills and the Palmer Divide, including Castle Rock and Castle Pines. A Winter Weather Advisory for Denver and the Front Range expired at 9 a.m.

Snow is starting to move south and out of the metro area, but another shot of a rain/snow mix is expected during the evening commute, from about 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Some school districts went anywhere from a one-hour delay to closing completely because of the snow. SEE THE UPDATED LIST OF DELAYS AND CLOSURES.

As the snow continued to pile up during the morning, more issues arose.

In Denver, live wires were down at the front entrance of Christ The King School at East Eighth Avenue and Elm Street, according to the Denver Police Department. Parents were asked to drop off their children in the back of the school before the wires were cleared.

In Aurora, a tree fell into the northbound lanes of Buckley Road just north of Dartmouth, blocking two lanes, the Aurora Police Department said.

Flooding along the Boulder Creek Path forced the closure of the underpass at 30th Street on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (Credit: Paul Aiken, Boulder Daily Camera)

Flooding along the Boulder Creek Path forced the closure of the underpass at 30th Street on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (Credit: Paul Aiken, Boulder Daily Camera)

In Boulder, which is bracing for a heavy spring runoff just seven months after devastating floods, the Boulder Creek Path underpass was closed at 30th Street because of high water in the area. Detours were put in place.

There were various power outages along the Front Range, according to Xcel Energy's outage map.

And there were various reports and photos of downed limbs and trees, including some into vehicles.

Icy and slushy spots greeted drivers on the Thursday morning commute. Temperatures will struggle to get into the low 40s Thursday afternoon.

Chain laws were in effect on Interstate 70 west of Golden. An accident on westbound I-70 on Floyd Hill involving a semi forced the Colorado Department of Transportation to close the interstate just after 9 a.m. to clean up the accident. It reopened just before 10 a.m.

Southbound U.S. 285 at Settlers Drive, just south of Turkey Creek Road, in Morrison was closed because of an accident and reopened about 9:15 a.m.

At Denver International Airport, as of 6 a.m., there had been no flight cancellations or delays, though passengers were asked to check their flight status before going to the airport. Airlines are deicing, so passengers will spend a little extra time before departure.

At 11:15 a.m., the National Weather Service had the following snow totals:

Eight miles north of Black Hawk: 21.5 inches

Black Hawk: 17 inches

Georgetown: 7.9 inches

Gold Hill: 10 inches

Four miles west of Boulder: 10 inches

Winter Park Resort: 10 inches

Conifer: 9.3 inches

Evergreen: 9 inches

Highlands Ranch: 8.5 inches

Genesee: 8.4 inches

Aurora: 8 inches

Castle Rock: 8 inches

Bailey: 7.8 inches

Boulder: 7.1 inches

Keystone Resort: 7 inches

Bailey: 6.5 inches

Northglenn: 5.5 inches

Lakewood: 5.5 inches

Broomfield: 4.4 inches

Westminster: 4 inches

DIA: 2.6 inches

A storm blanketed Coors Field on Thursday, April 3, 2014, one day before the Rockies play their home opener. (Credit: Jon Bowman, FOX31 Denver)

A storm blanketed Coors Field on Thursday, April 3, 2014, one day before the Rockies play their home opener. (Credit: Jon Bowman, FOX31 Denver)

Downtown Denver: 1.5 inches

Longmont: 1.2 inches

Snow covered Coors Field on Friday, one day before the teams' home opener.

However, by the time the first pitch comes around about 2:10 p.m. Friday, expect more seasonal weather with sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-50s.

This weekend, another quick storm will bring another round of rain/snow Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning, with a 30 percent chance for a shower or two.