“Welcome to winter, right?”
2 Oct 17 – Beginning around 8 p.m. on Sunday night, the power outages affected nearly 45,000 homes in the mountain region, according to vaildaily.com. As of 11 a.m. more than 10,000 homes still remained without power.
The heavy, wet snow created havoc on mountain roads.
Closures on Interstate 70 at the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel and Vail Pass left drivers marooned in Georgetown and at a shelter in Vail, which soon filled to capacity.
“It’s been a long morning,” said Colorado State Patrol Sergeant Patrick Williams. “Welcome to winter, right?”
Steamboat Springs reported 19 inches (48 cm) of snow, while Arapahoe Basin and Loveland, who are in a race to be the first resorts to open for the season, both received 17 inches (43 cm). Both Vail and Copper Mountain reported 12 inches (30 cm) of snow.
Red Cliff, south of Vail, reported 14 inches (36 cm), while Winter Park reported nearly 10 inches (25 cm).
I guess children in Colorado are going to know what snow looks like after all.
Thanks to Stephen Bird and Vance von Raab for these links