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2-4 feet of snow expected in Vail area

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – A powerful winter storm continues to make is way across Colorado, with 2 to 4 feet predicted for a swath of the state that includes Vail, Aspen, Crested Butte and Telluride.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the area Saturday afternoon. Snow will continue to fall through at least Tuesday evening, with intense snowfall expected between tonight and Monday night.

Some areas could receive as much as 6 feet from the storm, the agency said. The heaviest snow is expected to fall from the Grand Mesa to the Elk Mountains, including the area around Crested Butte.

Snow levels will lower to 8,000 feet on Monday, with rain-snow mix possible at lower elevations.

Travel on area roads may be extremely difficult, with whiteout conditions in effect at times Sunday night and Monday.

Vail Mountain reported 5 new inches of snow as of 6 a.m. Saturday. That brings the mountain’s total for the season to 152 inches.

Beaver Creek also reported 5 inches Saturday and now has 101 inches for the season.

The biggest snow report across the state Saturday was at Silverton Mountain in southwest Colorado, which reported 16 inches.

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