BOULDER, Colo. –
A storm that dumped nearly four inches of snow in Boulder on Wednesday may have been just a sampling of what’s ahead this weekend.
Wednesday’s storm was short but intense — and timed perfectly with the evening rush hour.
The snow started falling by 4 p.m., snarling U.S. 36 and forcing the closure of Boulder Canyon. After the lone plow dedicated to the canyon broke down, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office deployed snowmobiles to respond to accidents on the “impassable” road.
On the Turnpike, a three-car fender bender near Davidson Mesa led to a near standstill at about 5:30 p.m.
According to the National Weather Service, snow is expected to begin falling in northern Colorado late Friday and continue through Saturday. The storm’s path and intensity aren’t yet clear, but the weather service is forecasting a 50 percent chance of snow in Boulder.