DENVER (KDVR) — Winter has made its way into the metro, and a light snowstorm has impacted multiple roads across the state. Tuesday was a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day due to slick conditions.

As drivers headed out for the morning commute, many cities across the metro area warned drivers: if there is ice or snow, take it slow.

These cities were placed on accident alert:

  • Broomfield
  • Boulder
  • Castle Rock
  • Denver
  • Douglas County
  • Erie
  • Thornton

This means that unless you are in a crash that involves drugs, alcohol or serious injuries, do not call the police and instead report the crash online and exchange information.

  • Fresh snowfall at Red Rocks

FOX31 had crews all over the state where conditions were slow and icy. Snow totals started to pile up as some cities had already received 3 inches of snow by 8 a.m.

Traction laws

While many cities are on accident alert, police are reminding commuters of the traction laws and the importance of making sure their car is ready for winter. CDOT reminds drivers that the traction laws are in place from now until May

During an active Traction Law, drivers must have one of these:

  • snow tires
  • tires with the mud/snow (M+S) designation
  • a four-wheel/all-wheel drive vehicle

The light snowfall will taper off throughout the morning and wrap up around noon. The Pinpoint Weather team said that temperatures will stay cold only reaching highs in the mid-30s.

Wednesday will be clear and dry, but the snow will return Thursday with 3 to 6 inches of snow expected in the foothills.

Forecast and radar

Whether you have plans to be outside or you just want to stay on top of the forecast, we have you covered.

We have several different radars on our website, which can be used no matter where you are.

The Pinpoint Weather team will update Colorado’s Most Accurate Forecast several times each day.