Storm drops 4 inches of snow on Vail Mountain |

Storm drops 4 inches of snow on Vail Mountain

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado
Dominique Taylor/Vail DailySophie Boock, 4, gets a taste of Wednesday in her backyard in Minturn, Colorao after five inches of snow fell in town overnight. More light snow is forecasted for Thursday.

VAIL, Colorado ” A storm has dropped up to 6 inches of snow in Vail and the Colorado high country, and more is on the way.

Vail Mountain reported four inches of snow, according to its Web site.

Colorado Ski Country USA says Telluride reports 16 inches of fresh snow and Silverton reports 17.

Much of western Colorado was under a winter storm warning Wednesday. The National Weather Service says the snowfall could reach 16 inches.

Another three to eight inches could fall by Thursday night.

The state Department of Transportation says only vehicles with four-wheel-drive or chains are allowed on Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes.

Chains were required on commercial vehicles over Loveland, Monarch, Wolf Creek and Rabbit Ears passes.

Independence Pass closed for the season Wednesday.

Arapahoe Basin ski resort reports 2 inches of new snow and the Loveland resort reports 3 inches. They’re the only ones open so far.

There is a chance of snow again on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

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