The Colorado Department of Transportation says crews are “mobilizing” as a winter storm moved in on Tuesday, threatening to drop significant amounts of snow throughout the state. A winter weather advisory for Denver went into effect at 2 p.m. on Tuesday and lasts through 5 a.m. Wednesday. Forecasters are calling for up to 5 inches of snow in the Denver area.”Steadier snow will become more widespread (Tuesday) afternoon and may be heavy at times this evening,” the National Weather Service in Boulder said. Snowfall is expected to diminish in the city after midnight, though heavier snow may linger south of Denver into the early morning hours on Wednesday.CDOT crews in the Denver area and along the Interstate 70 corridor will begin rotating 12-hour shifts throughout the storm with up to 122 pieces of snow removal equipment at any given time.Denver Public Works says its snow plow crews will be on duty Tuesday afternoon and overnight to tend to the city’s main streets. Those crews will tackle roadways in the city’s fleet of 70 “big trucks” by plowing snow and laying down de-icing materials. YOUR PHOTOS: Icicles from Denver Post readersForecasters are calling for between 2 and 5 inches of snow in Denver and up to 7 inches near the foothills and in southern Douglas and Elbert counties.Estes Park, Nederland, Red Feather Lakes, Georgetown, Idaho Springs and Evergreen could see up to 10 inches of snow.The weather service said winds could blow up to 30 mph Tuesday afternoon leaving visibility poor as snow whips up into the air.”Roads will become snowpacked and icy, possibly by rush hour (Tuesday) afternoon,” the service said.A winter storm warning is in effect for much of the high country, which is expected to be buried in snow — up to 30 inches total in some areas of the north-central mountains — as the system moves through.Forecasters are calling for a high Tuesday of 29 degrees with an overnight low of 6. Temperatures are set to top out at 19 degrees on Wednesday. Cold weather is expected to last through Thursday, the weather service says. YOUPOST: Submit your icicle photos for our galleryStay with … – Click Here To Visit Article Source