Colorado Closes State Offices as Winter Storm System Impacts Region

Colorado closed state offices on January 18 as a winter storm system continued to impact the region.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter storm warning for much of the state and forecasted snow accumulations of up to eight inches and winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

Footage captured by Twitter user @hiracing shows snow collecting in Woodland Park, Colorado. A local meteorologist reported 3.5 inches of snow in the area. Credit: @hiracing via Storyful

Video transcript

- Hey. Good morning. Wind chill's about 8. Temperature's 15 or so. That's on the snowboard. There you go, 3. And then we'll go over here. It's still snowing. It looks pretty.

We'll go over here. This is where I usually measure it. Right here. And 3 and 1/2 right there. There you go. Have a great day.

Hey. Good morning. Wind chill's about 8. Temperature's 15 or so. That's on the snowboard. There you go, 3. And then we'll go over here. It's still snowing. It looks pretty.

We'll go over here. This is where I usually measure it. Right here. And 3 and 1/2 right there. There you go. Have a great day.

Hey. Good morning. Wind chill's about 8. Temperature's 15 or so. That's on the snowboard. There you go, 3. And then we'll go over here. It's still snowing. It looks pretty.

We'll go over here. This is where I usually measure it. Right here. And 3 and 1/2 right there. There you go. Have a great day.