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Snow-Buried Denver Digs Out

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Denver, Colorado, is digging out from a heavy snowstorm today. The fast-moving front blazed through the state Monday night dumping up to eight inches of snow just in time for the Tuesday morning commute.


Channel 7, ABC photo

While the main streets and highways are mostly clear, the side streets remain clogged. The secret to getting to work is getting away from the curb and navigating through the bed of wet whiteness which shifts with the wind.


Motorists who navigate to main streets will encounter slick surfaces and black ice. According to 7-News, some vehicles are not able to climb a mild grade on I-25 near Hampden Avenue and have caused large traffic jams. Travelers heading to the mountains to take advantage of fresh powder will have to wait at the Eisenhower Tunnel. U.S. Loveland Pass is closed, so the hazardous traffic that normally takes this alpine detour is being channeled through the tunnel at the top of each hour.

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