Snow, High Winds Pound Colorado Mountains

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) Winter storms are pounding Colorado’s mountains and more snow is expected.

The National Weather Service says up to 8 inches of snow have fallen in the north-central mountains. The eastbound lanes of Vail Pass on interstate 70 were closed Tuesday morning because of bad weather.

Colorado’s western mountains are getting heavy snow and a winter storm warning is in effect for the high elevations of the eastern San Juan mountains and the La Garita mountains, which could get 1 to 2 feet of new snow. That includes Wolf Creek and Cumbres passes.

Forecasts of strong winds with gusts up to 50 mph raised concerns about blowing and drifting snow.

Up to 4 inches of snow were expected to fall in parts of the Denver Metro area Tuesday.


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