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Snowy Roads Greet Thursday Morning Commuters

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) - Snowy roads across the Denver metro area led to some problems for Thursday morning commuters.

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An SUV went off the highway and flipped over in a fatal crash in Broomfield. Weather conditions were a factor in the crash, which killed one person.

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That crash investigation led to an extended closure of the eastbound lanes of Highway 36 near the Church Ranch Boulevard exit.

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Trucks and cars try to get around a Denver Public Schools bus that got stuck trying to get up a hill on Yale Ave near Monaco St. pkwy. (credit: Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Numerous other accidents were reported in the Denver area.

CBS4 meteorologist Ashton Altieri said the precipitation started as a freezing drizzle, which caused a thin layer of ice to form on the road before the snow began accumulating.

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Delays were reported at Denver International Airport on many incoming flights and some outgoing flights, and crews were deicing planes.

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