When people in the Denver metro area went to bed Sunday night, the
weather forecast was calling for some light snow around the middle part of the
day Monday. By the time they woke up early Monday morning it was
downright nasty outside.
Heavy snow hit the area around 5am and it quickly piled up on roadways,
catching snow plow crews off guard and all of that made for one nasty commute
Highways were clogged with traffic, side streets were jammed with traffic and
just about every major roadway and side street was not plowed, making the
commute slick, slow and aggravating for people trying to get to work.
People driving into work say their commutes took more than two hours in many
cases and it wasn't any better for people taking public transportation. In
downtown Denver, many of the RTD buses could not get traction on the roadways.
Some reports say as many at 30 buses were trapped on slick roadways until
sand trucks could get into place. Many people on those buses simply got off
the bus and walked into the office.
By mid-day the sun was back out and forecasters and road crews say the commute
home this evening should be much better.