Colorado snowstorm knocks out power to 45,000 homes

“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 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.

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4 thoughts on “Colorado snowstorm knocks out power to 45,000 homes”

  1. I forgot about that concept.

    Road closure due to the extreme winter we are about to have was one thought of mine, but when the power lines go down and numerous trees crash, then that opens a whole new can or frozen worms.

    This winter is going to be something to behold and explain. When the passes over the Rockies are covered in 10 feet of snow, constantly, how are the Globalist Warmers going to explain that?

  2. well it sure doesn’t look like the super inflated hot air spitting out of Al Gore’s mouth is doing him ANY good!!

    That delusional stupid hypocrite!

  3. Meanwhile today in Montana via the Billings Gazette

    More than a foot of wet, heavy snow and howling winds blew through from Havre to Malta on Monday afternoon and into Tuesday morning.

    As of 10:20 a.m., about 7,000 NorthWestern Energy customers along the Hi-Line were without electricity, according to the power company, and dozens more reported outages had not yet been confirmed…

    …As of 6 a.m., the National Weather Service reported 14.9 inches of snow had fallen in Havre, and sustained winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour had uprooted trees throughout the city….

    …The Havre Police Department closed all city streets to non-emergency travel, it announced on its Facebook page.

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