Winter Wonderland Once Again

Snow once again blankets the Grand Valley resulting in headaches for some and fun for others. According to the National Weather Service, Grand Junction saw anywhere from one to four inches of snow Friday. Montrose reported upwards of three inches and some areas on the Grand Mesa received more than 15 inches of the white stuff. Roads were mainly wet by the noon hour Friday, but earlier in the morning drivers around the Grand Valley saw snow and slush. An accident involving a tractor trailer on the Colorado National Monument closed Monument Road for a half hour causing a backup of 20 to 30 vehicles. Grand Junction's popular sledding hills were bustling with kids enjoying one last dash through the snow before winter break comes to an end. Since October it seems the Western Slope has seen its fair share of snow, however the National Weather Service says snowpack totals through the end of December were only 86 percent of normal.