DENVER -- The white Christmas many hoped for this year came as families in the front range were sitting down for dinner, but as the storm moves out Friday, it will leave behind frigid temperatures.
The high on Friday was forecast to be only 20 with a cold weekend ahead.
The storm dropped around 4 inches of snow across the metro area with the foothills getting closer to 6 inches.
Soon after the snow started falling, roads became slick causing traffic problems for the few drivers out-and-about Thursday night.
Anyone going to work the day after Christmas will likely need to give themselves extra time to get there.
Denver Public Works said it deployed 70 big plows Thursday night.
"Snow plow crews will remain on duty throughout the day today running their routes and applying de-icing materials as needed," said spokeswoman Heather Burke in a statement. "Icy and snow-packed road conditions exist this morning across the Mile High City and drivers are urged to go slowly and allow extra time to arrive at their destinations."
Denver International Airport reported operations were expected to continue as normal, but passengers should plan on small delays as planes needed to be deiced before takeoff.
In the mountains, anyone wanting to tryout a new pair skis will likely see slow travel times.
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