Posted: Oct 26, 2011 9:50 AM by Greg Boyce
Updated: Oct 26, 2011 11:08 AM
DENVER (AP) - Northern Colorado is getting the brunt of a winter storm moving across the state. The National Weather Service reports Boulder north to Larimer County has seen accumulations of between 6 and 10 inches so far.
Denver had been expected to get that much but has only gotten 2 to 4 inches.
Downed power lines due to the snow has shut down the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Xcel Energy said the storm caused outages at 400 locations but that most of those were momentary disruptions. The snow is causing difficult driving conditions on Interstate 70. Transportation department spokeswoman Stacey Stegman said numerous trucks were stuck on the shoulder in the foothills because they couldn't get traction.
Another wave of snow is expected before noon to cross from west to east across Colorado. So far the roads in Colorado Springs, Monument and Woodland Park are wet, but not snow packed. It's a different story in Cripple Creek where the streets are covered with snow.