Snowfall in mountains of central Colorado, winter weather advisory through midnight.

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Snow fell in the mountains of central Colorado Thursday and a winter weather advisory was posted for the area, including Summit County, the Mosquito Range and Indian Peaks, through midnight.

New snow totals of 3 to 6 inches were expected, with amounts up to 10 inches along west facing slopes in Summit County, the National Weather Service said.

Drivers along stretches of the I-70 corridor in the mountains, including at the Eisenhower Tunnel, face winter driving conditions including icy and snow-packed roads, the weather service said.

As snowfall decreases tonight, winds out of the west and northwest will increase with gusts up to 45 mph over mountain passes.

The passenger vehicle chain law, requiring chains or alternate traction devices, was in effect on Monarch and Wolf Creek passes Thursday night, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. CDOT warned drivers of icy roads on U.S. 40 over Berthoud Pass.

Skies are expected to dry out Friday and Saturday before a “significant” cold front moves in late on Saturday, the weather service said. Widespread light snowfall is expected in northeast Colorado Saturday night and much of Sunday. The weather system shouldn’t produce major snowfall, but measurable amounts are expected in widespread areas. Temperatures will be well below seasonal norms on Sunday and Monday.

2018-10-12 03:25:00

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