A major winter storm is headed for Colorado later today, with forecasters predicting up to 10 inches of snow for the Denver foothills and 3-7 inches expected to be dumped along the Interstate 25 corridor.
A 1,500-mile-long swath of snow is expected to spread from the intermountain West through Saturday night and Sunday and then to the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes on Sunday night and Monday, according to forecasters.
Snow should begin to fall Saturday evening over western Colorado and spread east across the state through Sunday. The Colorado Department of Transportation said Saturday motorists should plan on difficult travel conditions in the mountains Saturday through Sunday night.
The National Weather Service predicts four inches-to-a-foot of snow to fall on Vail Pass by Saturday evening. Four-to-eight inches are predicted in the Denver foothills beginning Saturday night while up to seven inches are expected along the I-25 corridor into early Sunday, according to the NWS.
CDOT said road crews were out Saturday pre-treating roads and will be fully deployed through the weekend to treat and plow roads.