Blaine Howerton | North Forty News
January 5, 2022 (5 pm): The evening commute on Wednesday began with snow and plows. At about 3:30 pm in Fort Collins, just as schools were ready to let out, the snow started to accumulate on roads. It was the beginning of a messy Northern Colorado commute.
US287 (North of Fort Collins) was snow-packed and icy. CDOT closed the highway from Ted’s Place to the Wyoming State Line. Residents in the area were let through. “Go slow; it’s extremely slick. Go straight home.” said a CDOT worker.
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning valid from 4:51 until January 6, 2022, at 3 am.
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM MST THURSDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected to develop this afternoon. Total snow accumulations between 2 and 5 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE...Fort Collins. * WHEN...Until 3 AM MST Thursday. * IMPACTS...Visibilities may drop below 1/4 mile due to falling and blowing snow. Travel may become very difficult to impossible due to heavy snowfall on roadways. Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the Wednesday evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for Colorado can be obtained by calling 5 1 1 or by going to www.cotrip. org
Conditions are expected to clear up on Thursday, but the cold will remain. A high of 23 degrees and a low of 18 is expected. By the weekend, the weather is expected to warm up to the mid-40s.