“Epic” snowstorm forecast for mountains – Crested Butte, CO

A small snow blower machine and a snow shoveler work in the early morning to remove the snow from the sidewalk for pedestrians who will occupy the main street, Elk Avenue of Crested Butte on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. Some of the sidewalks are now heated to melt the snow when the snow touches the warm concrete at some of the establishments in Crested Butte. This storm contains more than 87% moisture for wet heavy snow. A Winter Storm Warning, was issued by the National Weather Service for the Western mountains of Colorado

“Epic” snowstorm forecast for mountains – Crested Butte, CO

Now calling for 6 to 8 feet total by this Thursday!!!!


“Epic” snowstorm forecast for mountains

By Kieran Nicholson and Joey Bunch
The Denver Post
Posted: 12/20/2010 01:43:46 PM MST
Updated: 12/20/2010 10:17:21 PM MST
Travel Information A storm “of epic proportions” could drop up to 8 feet of snow on parts of Colorado’s high country and at least 3 feet on most areas of the southern and central mountains, the National Weather Service warned Monday

The winter storm warning that began Sunday continues through midnight Tuesday, with snow continuing in some areas until Thursday, forecasters said.

At best, snow and wind could shut down some mountain passes and make travel difficult or “perhaps impossible at times,” the weather service warned.

Monday night travelers lumbered across snowpacked Interstate 70, slowed further by accidents and 20-minute “metering” traffic stops to regulate the flow and give room for plows and sand, according to the Colorado

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