Snow Makes For Nasty AM Commute

Monday, January 12th 2009, 4:07 pm
By: News 9

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 
into work.

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.