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Watch out Northern Colorado: Fort Collins is on accident alert after a snow squall warning was issued for southeastern Larimer County.
Saturday’s snow came down fast and thick, and the National Weather Service in Boulder issued a warning for the snow squall, which is an “intense, short-lived burst of heavy snowfall that leads to a quick reduction in visibility and is often accompanied by gusty winds,” according to NWS.
The combination of quick visibility reduction and the sudden slick roads can often lead to high speed wrecks and pileups, according to NWS. The warning expired at 2:45 MT.
Fort Collins Police Services announced they are on accident alert at 2:22 p.m., about an hour into the snowfall. During accident alert, those involved in non-injury crashes that don’t involve drugs or alcohol are asked to report the incident online using the Colorado Online Accident Report website.
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The chance of snow on Saturday topped out at 50%, with a total daytime accumulation of less than a half inch, according to NWS.
Forecast going forward
More snow could fall on Sunday, with a 40% chance and less than a half inch of accumulation expected.
The rest of next week is predicted to be mostly sunny, but chilly, with the high ranging from 30 to 40 degrees.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Brooklyn Dance is a breaking news reporter. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @hibrookIyn.
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