Snow started falling at 5:30 this morning and by the end of the storm, we could see three to five inches of snow in the Grand Valley. Snow piling up on the roads from today's heavy snowfall is making it tough on drivers. The Colorado Department of Transportation reopened I–70 west of Silt after it was closed this morning.
911 dispatchers have been taking dozens of calls for traffic crashes while city, county and Colorado Department of Transportation crews try to keep the roads clear. The Colorado State Patrol reported thirteen crashes in three hours this morning.
A teen ended up in a ditch but was not hurt after a crash on 21 ½ and K Road. The State Patrol says the driver was not used to driving in the weather. There was another accident involving a teen on 23 and H Road. Troopers say the driver made it out okay.
Crews had to tow a truck off of Horizon Drive off of I–70. It collided with another truck and the Grand Junction Police Department says one of the drivers had minor injuries. The State Patrol says there have been several crashes in the Glenwood Springs area.
If you're wondering about snow days for your children, District 51 says it ordinarily won't call a snow day once kids are already in school for the day. School officials are monitoring the weather and things are running as usual. They say if it snows all night they may call a snow day tomorrow.