Storms drop about 4 feet of snow in southern Colorado |

Storms drop about 4 feet of snow in southern Colorado

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.

Information from: Durango Herald,

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