10:40am

Mon January 31, 2011
Local

Storm Brings Snow, Arctic Cold to Colorado

Commuters can expect to battle icy roads and bitter cold as the snow continues to fall across the region.

Meteorologist Kyle Fredin of the National Weather Service in Boulder says the extreme cold is the story of this storm, with temperatures along the Front Range expected to plummet to around -15 to even -20 in some parts Tuesday night. The record low temperature for then is -25.

"We have high temperatures struggling to even reach the zero level, and so any ice that's on any roads isn't going to be removed until probably Wednesday," Fredin says. "If you don't have to travel, don't do it."

The freezing rain that preceded the snow in much of the region has left a thick layer of ice on many roads. Many counties along the Front Range are on accident-alert.