Plow Clears Path Amid Possible 'Historic' Snow Totals in Northern Colorado

A winter storm passing through northeastern Colorado may bring “historic” snow totals to Fort Collins and other nearby areas, the National Weather Service (NWS) said on Tuesday, November 26.

The NWS forecast 20 inches of snow for Fort Collins, Loveland, and nearby areas, possibly ranking the storm in the “top five of all snow events” for that area.

The NWS said some roads would be impassable as snow accumulated and visibility was reduced. Winds of 30 to 45 mph were expected near some Colorado mountains, creating blizzard conditions midday on Tuesday.

This video shows a plow shoveling snow and clearing a path in Fort Collins. There were reports of up to 14.5 inches of snow in the city as of Tuesday morning, NWS records show.

“Thank you to everyone braving the [Colorado weather] to clear the streets and sidewalks,” Adriana McClintock, who filmed the video, said on Twitter.

The NWS said the snowstorm was forecast to move east, affecting Nebraska and northwest Kansas on Tuesday. Credit: Adriana McClintock via Storyful