Below Zero Temps. Hit Colorado


Monday, December 15th 2008, 6:44 pm
By: News 9


A nice, warm sunny day on Saturday quickly disappeared for people 
living in Colorado as a massive blast of cold weather roared into the state 
Sunday, putting the deep freeze on everyone for the Monday morning commute.

On Saturday, the high temperature in Denver was 60-degrees. At around 2:30 in 
the morning Monday a new low record temperature was recorded: 
19-degrees below zero.

The bitter cold temperatures resulted in some cars breaking down, ice covered 
streets from the snow that fell over the weekend, and a lot of people 
scrambling to keep warm.

In Lakewood, Colorado, frozen school buses left many of them sitting in bus 
yards, unable to start and in some cases drivers bringing them back because
the  buses were not working right because of the cold.  The bus breakdown left
many  parents having to drive their children to school and that resulted in
many kids  being late for classes.

In downtown Denver, people were seen bundled up as they walked to work on the 
city's 16th Street Mall.  Some new residents to the state got a quick lesson
in  how quickly the city can cool off.  One woman recently moved to Denver
from  California and the only word she could find to describe the weather
change was  "shocking".

There is a chance for more snow Monday evening and coupled with the 
bitter cold temps it's expected to be another very slick drive home for
evening  commuters.