Ice lingers on Colorado roads as big travel day begins

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Interstate 25 in Monument around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Interstate 25 in Monument around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — This year, AAA expects more than 55 million people nationwide to hop into planes, trains, and automobiles to get to their holiday destinations.

Drivers hitting the road Wednesday should expect lingering ice and snow throughout Colorado, accompanied by frigid temperatures.

Road conditions

CDOT reports icy roads across the Front Range, in the mountains, and across northeastern Colorado.

Flight delays

Only a handful of delays and cancellations have been reported at Denver International Airport and the Colorado Springs Airport. DIA reports operations have returned to normal after Tuesday’s snow.

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Forecast

WEDNESDAY: The rest of the day will remain chilly with highs only in the 20s and 30s. We’ll see an increase in afternoon clouds through the afternoon as a strong storm takes shape over the west and sends moisture into Colorado. There may be a few flurries against the hills in El Paso County, but the mountains west of the Continental Divide will begin to see more organized snow late today.

TONIGHT: As moisture streams up from the southwest, mountain areas south of Highway 50 will get snow. It will be heaviest west of the San Luis Valley, but the southern Sangre de Cristo range is likely to get some too. Amounts in this area should remain fairly light. By morning, some areas east of Trinidad along the New Mexico state line and even near the Kansas border may see some flurries or freezing drizzle. Lows will be in the teens and 20s.

>> Thanksgiving forecast from Chief Meteorologist Matt Meister

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