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Snow pelts metro Denver. National Weather Service predicts up to 5 inches before dawn.

Big wet snow pelted metro Denver Sunday night, sharply reducing visibility on roads, and weather forecasters predicted up to 5 inches before Monday morning.

But by sunrise this fast-moving storm was expected to move east, replaced by dry air blowing in from the northwest.

Drivers mostly were sloshing through it without major incidents Sunday night.

“We’re generally seeing snow in the 2 to 5 inch range around the metro area, with some localized accumulations up to 8 or 9 inches,” National Weather Service meteorologist Russell Danielson said Sunday around 9 p.m.

Parts of Parker, Broomfield and Westminster were hardest hit. Other areas had less than an inch.

“It will shut down around midnight in the metro area,” Danielson said.

“We knew it would be highly variable.”

A crash closed eastbound Interstate 70 on Vail Pass. Police in Aurora and other parts of metro Denver, along with Jefferson and Clear Creek counties, declared “accident alert” — meaning no police response was required where motorists involved had licenses and insurance.

Colorado Department of Transportation officials issued bulletins saying motorists must use snow tires or chains along Interstate 70 in the mountains. CDOT crews rolled into action plowing roads at higher elevations across southwestern Colorado as the storm swirled over the state Sunday afternoon.

March typically is the snowiest month for metro Denver. Snow levels statewide this year remain exceptionally low.

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