Just hours into a snowy day, dozens of automobile wrecks have already been reported in Denver.

According to the Denver Police Department, 49 crashes were reported between 5 AM and 7:30 AM around the city.

Snowfall and freezing rain have made roads quite slick, with a cloudy day ahead. Snow is expected to continue in the Denver area until roughly noon.

The winter weather caused major problems on Denver roads last night, resulting in a wreck involving more than 50 vehicles. Multiple injuries occurred.

Several roads have faced closures around the state on Friday, including I-70 and US 285.

Roads are bad along the Front Range and across much of the state, prompting an “accident alert” in Colorado Springs.

If you must drive today, proceed with caution. Give snow plows plenty of space and follow winter traction laws. This weather is part of a storm cycle that brought up to 30 inches to parts of the state, with highest totals falling in the southwest region.

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