Philip Higgs leads Hillary Rosner as the cross country ski down 17th Street in Boulder during a snowstorm Thursday afternoon.
Photo by Paul Aiken / The Camera
Paul Aiken
Philip Higgs leads Hillary Rosner as the cross country ski down 17th Street in Boulder during a snowstorm Thursday afternoon. Photo by Paul Aiken / The Camera

BOULDER, Colo. –

Traffic this morning is much lighter than usual along U.S. 36 and most side streets, likely reflecting the many school and business closures one day after the season’s biggest snow storm.

In a stark contrast to Thursday morning, Boulder County dispatchers said there were virtually no calls about accidents so far today.

“It’s been real quiet,” Sheriff’s Cmdr. Rick Brough said.

Most streets remain packed with ice and snow, however. Drivers who were out for the early-morning commute were taking things slow. Plow trucks were hitting the slush around Regional Transportation District bus stops, and the Colorado State Patrol had a visible presence along U.S. 36.

Only a few cars remain abandoned along U.S. 36, marked by police caution tape and buried beneath feet of plowed snow.

Larger than normal crowds are expected today at Denver International Airport after the snowstorm forced airlines to cancel hundreds of flights Thursday.

But a message on the airport’s Web site urges travelers not to arrive much earlier than two hours before their scheduled flight because it could add to congestion at ticket counters and in security lines.

According to the National Weather Service, light snow remains possible this morning before 10 a.m., with the afternoon warming to about 33. Winds are expected to pick up again tonight, however, with gusts topping 21 mph.

Archived comments

There is nobody out on the roads.Took Mrs. Stu to work and we had time to stop for overpriced coffee.

****If you don’t make it to work today – don’t blame the roads.Our Boulder road crews did and EXCELLENT JOB!!!!****Major props guys and girls!!!!

disco_stu

3/27/2009 8:18:34 AM

I agree.You need to drive slow but the roads were just fine this morning.

gsegiet@flash.net

3/27/2009 8:31:47 AM

That’s good to hear. I’m just about to shovel some coal and baby seals into the furnace of the Yukon XL for an unnecessary trip into town. Don’t want all those wheel-spinning compacts cluttering my route.

orbison

3/27/2009 10:21:52 AM

Orbison – What kind of spg (seals per gallon) does your global warmer get?

gsegiet@flash.net

3/27/2009 10:43:45 AM

Yeesh, lucky people, I know I had to be at work bright and early this morning.

The roads weren’t terrible this morning, but there was a lot of ice, especially on some of the side streets.And Gunbarrel was pretty terrible as usual, but I suppose that’s to be expected.

Gambrinus

3/27/2009 11:03:20 AM

Contributing to the light traffic: Many people are off this week for Spring Break.

Yerba

3/27/2009 11:54:10 AM

Kudos to Old Sol, who even now is doing yeoman’s work at snow removal here in Boulder, CO.

Street crews, meanwhile, are still sitting around the garage — eating brie and sipping cappuccino . . .

Doc_Brinkley

3/27/2009 1:51:59 PM