Grand County could see up to 12 inches of snow, with 60 mph wind gusts by Thursday morning |

Grand County could see up to 12 inches of snow, with 60 mph wind gusts by Thursday morning

Beginning in less than an hour, heavy snow, with high wind gusts, is forecast to start falling across Grand County. 

The National Weather Service in Boulder predicts that as much as 12 inches could fall near Rabbit Ears Pass near the county’s extreme northwestern edge beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday. 

Locally, snowfall could total between four to eight inches, particularly around a Winter Park.

The snow will be accompanied by wind gusts up to 60 mph, according to the weather service. 

The areas impacted include the local Indian Peaks, Rabbit Ears Pass, Rocky Mountain National Park and, regionally, the mountains of Summit County, Medicine Bow Range and the Mosquito Range.

The advisory is in effect until 11 a.m. Thursday, with the weather service predicting that the worst conditions would likely be overnight Wednesday. 

Chain laws may be needed and travelers should be ready for slow traffic or delays. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 511.

How much snow fell? Grand County daily snow totals from winter 2017-18

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