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December 8, 2009
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Colorado's Wolf Creek Ski Area reports 3.7 feet of snow

DENVER - Parts of southwestern Colorado have received over 3 feet of snow from the winter storm making its way across the state.

Wolf Creek Ski Area says it has gotten 3.7 feet over the last 48 hours while Silverton Mountain reports 3.1 feet. Winds gusting up to 50 mph per hour are forecast in southwestern Colorado on Tuesday, prompting a blizzard warning. Areas affected by the warning include Durango, Pagosa Springs and Cortez.

Heavy snow and strong winds closed the Durango-La Plata County airport and knocked out power to an estimated 1,200 customers. All but a handful of customers had power restored by the afternoon.

Avalanche warnings and watches have been issued for much of the High Country and the threat is rated high in the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado.


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