DENVER (KDVR) — A winter storm will bring heavy snow to Colorado on Tuesday and Wednesday.
A winter storm warning has been issued for a large portion of the Denver metro area and Eastern Plains. The Pinpoint Weather team has issued a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day for Wednesday.
Major travel impacts are expected with this storm, including closures and delays.
What do you need in your vehicle?
AAA Colorado said it’s important to have an emergency kit in your vehicle during the winter:
- Keep an emergency kit in your car with tire chains, abrasive material such as sand or kitty litter, small shovel, flashlight with extra batteries, ice scraper, rags or paper towels, flares or other warning devices, booster cables and a first aid kit.
- Bring blankets, jackets, hats and gloves for you and your passengers
- Pack waters and snacks, such as energy bars, and bring pet food if you’re traveling a pet
- Charge your cell phone before you hit the road and bring a portable phone charger
- Jumper cables
FOX31 has an interactive travel map that shows travel speeds and delays. You can zoom in to your specific area to check what is happening on the map, like a crash or road construction.
CDOT Road Conditions
The Colorado Department of Transportation has a travel website. You can download the app in the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
Here are the features, according to CDOT:
Travel information with layers
Motorists can use the map as they would any Google map and click on the icons for more information. Icons are displayed on the map by checking or unchecking the boxes in the layers toolbar. Layers available and what data they provide are described here.
Motorists can log-in in or sign up here for their own COtrip account to subscribe and manage their travel alerts. They can also save their favorite routes and cameras and customize their travel preferences.
Where to see weather alerts
If winter alert is issued for your area, whether it is a blizzard watch or warning, winter weather advisory or winter storm warning, it will always show up at the top of the FOX31 website. You can see all weather alerts here.
The Pinpoint Weather team will continue to update the forecast multiple times each day.