02/21/2013 10:49 am ET

Colorado Snow Storm 2013: Winter Storm Less Severe Than Expected, Thursday Morning Commute A Challenge Across State

A snow storm that was expected to dump up to a foot of snow in some areas of Colorado was less severe than expected, however the Thursday morning commute will still be wet, cold and slow for much of the state.

According to 7News traffic reporter Jayson Luber commuters should add an extra 10 to 15 minutes to their morning travel plans with some of the worst conditions near I-25 and I-70.

CDOT is reporting icy and snow packed spots all along I-25 from Fort Collins down to Walsenburg.

The Denver Post recommends commuters should be extra careful on Thursday, taking extra precautions when driving over bridges or overpasses.

By the time the snow stops falling, the Denver metro area will have received around 3 to 7 inches, with more snow fall in the southern and eastern parts of the metro region, according to 9News.

"This storm ended up just a little too far south, reducing our snow accumulation," Fox31 meteorologist Chris Tomer said. Tomer also said that the heavy snowfall should taper off in the Denver metro area by around 9 a.m. Thursday morning.

Some schools announced closures or late starts, for a full list of those, click here.

The National Weather Service has totals of the snowfall around the state:

  • WOLF CREEK PASS 1 SSE -- 15.0 inches
  • FOUNTAIN 2 SE -- 10.5 inches
  • COLORADO SPRINGS 5 NE -- 8.0 inches
  • FAIRPLAY 3 WNW -- 8.0 inches
  • AIR FORCE ACADEMY 4 ESE -- 7.0 inches
  • WRAY 4 NNE -- 7.0 inches
  • PETERSON AFB 2 S -- 6.3 inches
  • ANTONITO 1 W -- 6.0 inches
  • PAGOSA SPRINGS 5 W -- 5.0 inches
  • FAIRPLAY -- 4.0 inches
  • SHERIDAN LAKE -- 4.0 inches
  • RYE 1 SSW -- 3.8 inches
  • LITTLETON -- 3.2 inches
  • DENVER 3 SE -- 2.5 inches


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