Winter Weather Hits Colorado

DENVER (AP) - At least 17 Colorado Counties are under some kind of advisory, watch or warning as an Arctic cold front brings another round of wintry weather to the state.

The National Weather Service has issued a snow advisory for the upper Yampa River Basin until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday night, with four to eight inches of snow expected. Forecasters say roads will become icy and snowpacked.

Meantime, a snow and blowing-snow advisory remains in effect
until midnight in the Aspen, Vail and Snowmass areas.

Some of Colorado's weather is getting better, though. US Highway Six is back open over Loveland Pass, but chains are required on all commercial vehicles, plus vans and buses that can carry 16 people or more.

Similar restrictions are also in effect along Interstate 70 near Vail Pass and the Eisenhower Tunnel.

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