Storms drop about 4 feet of snow in southern Colorado
January 24, 2010
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) – Residents of southern Colorado are digging out from a series of storms during the last week that dumped up to 4 feet of snow in the mountains.
As of Friday, Durango had received nearly 3 feet since Monday – nearly double the city’s average snowfall for January- while Wolf Creek Pass received 4 feet. A total of three storms moved through the region beginning Monday with 12- to 18-hour breaks between each one.
The massive weight of the snow was blamed for buckling an exhaust pipe on a wood stove that led to a house fire. No injuries were reported.
Three of the five major mountain passes on highways in southwest Colorado were reopened Saturday.
The Colorado State Patrol reported few minor traffic accidents.
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Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com