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NORTHWEST COLORADO WEATHER FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW
For Christmas Day we have a 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 8am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 20. Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low from 2 to -5. For tomorrow, cloudy with snow likely, mainly in the afternoon. Cloudy, with highs in the mid 20’s Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Tomorrow night cloudy with snow likely, with lows from 10 to 15. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
NORTHWEST COLORADO HIGHWAY UPDATE
Maintenance crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT’s) northwest region of the state remain on 12 hour snow shifts, 24 hours a day to clear the roads from the storm, which has moved out of the area. Crews work in shifts from midnight to noon, and noon to midnight. Altogether, there are 35 to 50 plows are on the road in the northwest region of the state, including Vail Pass and Eagle County, but no highways are currently closed. Highways near Craig, Dotsero, Eagle, Granby, Grand Lake, Gypsum, Hot Sulfur Springs, Kremmling, Meeker, Steamboat Springs, Vail, Walden, and Winter Park remain snowpacked with some icy spots, and motorists are advised to reduce speeds and allow plenty of travel time. Throughout the region, roughly six to eight inches fell since the the storm began yesterday with higher elevations receiving the most snow. Motorists are advised that bridges, overpasses, and ramps can be frozen when the roadways are not, and should remember “Ice and Snow, Take It Slow,” especially on curves and passes.