Storm Drops 6 Inches Of Snow in Colo. Mountains

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
First snow to the valley floor of the 2008-09 season.  Sparks, NV.

First snow to the valley floor of the 2008-09 season. Sparks, NV.

Denver (AP) A storm has dropped up to 6 inches of snow in the
Colorado high country, and more is on the way.

Much of Western Colorado was under a winter storm warning on Wednesday. The National Weather Service says the snowfall could reach 16 inches.

The State Department of Transportation says only vehicles with four-wheel-drive or chains are allowed on Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes.

Chains are required on commercial vehicles near the Eisenhower tunnel and over Vail pass on Interstate 70.

Chains are also required on commercial vehicles over Kenosha, Hoosier, Tennessee, Monarch and Rabbit Ears passes.

Arapahoe basin ski resort reports 2 inches of new snow and the Loveland resort reports 3 inches. They're the only ones open so far.


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