Snow causes treacherous conditions during evening commute

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DENVER -- Heavy snow and arctic winds caused flash freezing on the west side of the Denver metro area and in the foothills, the Colorado State Patrol said Thursday.

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By 4:15 p.m., the snow was also causing slick conditions south of Denver in Douglas County. A little later, the storm started impacting roads on the east side of the metro area.

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Westbound Interstate 70 was closed from Golden to Genesee at about 3:45 p.m., according to the CSP in Golden.

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Westbound I-70 is likely to remain closed at Morrison for over an hour, “but conditions could deteriorate more,” CDOT tweeted at 4:20 p.m.

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