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Biggest winter storm of the year hits Denver metro area

All Denver Public Schools are closed Thursday and Friday.

March 14, 2024, 4:36 PM

A major snowstorm slamming the Rockies on Thursday has become the Denver metro area's biggest snowstorm of the year.

All Denver Public Schools are closed Thursday and Friday.

PHOTO: Four-year-old isabel Prileszky, left, and her 3-year-old brother, Adam, help build a fort of snow as a late winter storm dropped up to a foot of snow, March 14, 2024, in Denver.
Four-year-old isabel Prileszky, left, and her 3-year-old brother, Adam, help build a fort of snow as a late winter storm dropped up to a foot of snow, March 14, 2024, in Denver.
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PHOTO: Matthew Palmeri heads to work at snow covered Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado, March 14, 2024.
Matthew Palmeri heads to work at snow covered Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado, March 14, 2024.
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Over 800 flights have been canceled into and out of the Denver International Airport, where just 2 inches of snow was recorded.

The Denver metro area is reporting up to 1 foot of snow -- the most snow all winter. Another 6 to 12 inches of snow is expected through the night.

PHOTO: Jorge Perera sweeps snow at the corner of Broadway and 1st Ave. in Denver, Colorado, March 14, 2024.
Jorge Perera sweeps snow at the corner of Broadway and 1st Ave. in Denver, Colorado, March 14, 2024.
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More than 3 feet of snow has fallen in the Rocky Mountains.

The heavy snow, winds and dangerous travel in the area will persist through Friday morning.

PHOTO: A couple walk along Washington Street as a late winter storm dropped up to a foot of snow, March 14, 2024, in Denver.
A couple walk along Washington Street as a late winter storm dropped up to a foot of snow, March 14, 2024, in Denver.
David Zalubowski/AP