A strong storm system expected to park over Colorado for a couple of days is expected to bring heavy snow to large parts of the state, including up to a foot along parts of the Front Range and up to four feet in parts of the southern mountains by Monday afternoon.
Much of the state is under some kind of weather advisory, including winter storm watches and warnings in the central part of the state.
State Transportation officials have shut down Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park because of poor weather, and US 550 over Red Mountain Pass in southwestern Colorado is restricted because of snow on the road. Weather restrictions also are in place for Independence, Berthoud and Wolf Creek passes.
The National Weather Service says a low-pressure system is going to come across Colorado from the west and bring substantial rain and snow to the Front Range beginning Sunday afternoon. Forecasters also are expecting significant snow in the southern part of the state, where high winds also are expected.
In western Colorado, the Weather Service says less snow is expected with this storm than in other parts of the state.
Wintry weather is expected to continue in parts of Colorado until Tuesday morning.