Side roads remain slick, snowpacked after storm; some schools delayed, closed

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DENVER -- Roads remained snowpacked Wednesday morning after a winter storm dropped 8-12 inches of snow in the Denver metro area on Monday night and Tuesday.

Temperatures plunged into the single digits overnight. And because of the frigid temperatures and more drivers hitting the roads on Wednesday morning, the Colorado Department of Transportation is asking everyone to be cautious.

Schools in Denver that start at 8:30 a.m. or later were delayed one hour Wednesday morning, the school district announced Tuesday night. Some school districts on the eastern Plains will remain closed because roads are covered in snow.

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Sunshine will return Wednesday with a 10 percent chance of flurries during the evening rush hour across the Front Range. But temperatures will remain cold with highs around 28 degrees.

The mountains can expect residual snow showers shrouding the high peaks with about 1 inch of accumulation by Wednesday night. Highs will only reach about 10 degrees.

The next cold front approaches late Thursday and winds will increase in the mountains and foothills to 20-50 mph by midday. The wind will create wave clouds to block some sunshine on Thursday with highs reaching the upper 30s.

The cold front will drop 1-4 inches of snow in the ski areas and there will be a 30 percent chance of snow showers during the Friday morning rush hour.

Saturday looks good with sunshine and temperatures into the mid-40s. An evening cold front will drop in Sunday with increasing clouds and highs in the lower 30s.

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