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A winter storm is expected to drop more than a foot of snow on the Front Range. Here are the latest updates on road conditions, power outages and more.

DENVER — Coloradans have been warned to stay off the roads and to hunker down ahead of a winter storm that’s forecasted to dump more than a foot of snow on the Front Range, with some impressive totals in the foothills. 

In the lead-up to the storm, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis called in the National Guard to help with rescues, and multiple providers have rescheduled COVID-19 vaccine clinics. 

CLOSURES: Full list of closures

RELATED: Here’s a list of Colorado COVID-19 vaccine appointments canceled

The biggest impact for this storm system will be in our northern mountains east of the Continental Divide. Two to 4 feet of snow is expected near Estes Park. Closer to the I-70 corridor, 2-3 feet is in the forecast. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect through early Monday morning.  

9NEWS has a team of journalists working to cover the snow. Check back to this blog for the latest updates from our reporters and the government agencies that are responding to the storm (below).

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> Track the storm using the interactive radar below. 

Saturday

1:51 p.m.

Due the the weather, the City of Boulder is now on accident alert, and drivers are asked to stay off the roads.

1:20 p.m.

Multiple crashes have been reported on northbound I-25 between Castle Rock and Lone Tree, with some injuries reported.

12:36 p.m.

Douglas County went on accident alert. 

That means drivers involved in a crash may be able to file a report on line. The county usually calls for accident alert status during bad weather, when deputies can’t quickly respond to the high number of car crashes.

During an accident alert, file a report online if:

  • The accident happened on a county road in unincorporated Douglas County
  • No one was killed or hurt and needs medical attention 
  • No one is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs
  • No public property was damaged (a road sign, utility pole, etc.) other than wildlife
  • All vehicles and drivers involved are at the scene and you can exchange insurance information 
  • No one needs a tow truck (except to get a vehicle unstuck or change a tire.)

If all of the above is true during an “accident alert,” complete an online accident report

12:28 p.m.

Due to the weather, Denver is now under a citywide crash alert reporting status through Monday morning. Denver Police said they recommend not travelling during the storm unless necessary.

11: 15 a.m. 

Snow has officially begun falling across many parts of the metro area. It’s expected to pick up intensity with the bulk of the snow from sundown Saturday into Sunday night.

RELATED: Some changes to timing, duration of Colorado’s weekend storm

FULL WEATHER FORECAST: Click here to read the full, detailed forecast

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