Storm drops snow on Vail, mountains |

Storm drops snow on Vail, mountains

Staff and wire reports
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” A winter storm dropped 3 inches at Vail as of Tuesday morning, with Beaver Creek reporting 5.

A wintry storm has left roads icy and snow-packed in the Colorado mountains and along the Front Range, but no major highways are closed.

Colorado Department of Transportation spokesman Bob Wilson said chain laws were in effect Tuesday morning along Molas Divide on U.S. 550, as well as Coal Bank Pass between Durango and Ouray.

Wilson says Red Mountain Pass between Ouray and Silverton on U.S. 550 is closed.

A snowstorm that swept into Colorado Monday dumped 5.6 inches in Denver and 9 inches in Boulder. The Snowmass ski resort reported 17 inches and the Genesee area west of Denver had a foot of snow.

Wilson says some of the few areas reporting dry conditions are Grand Junction and northeast Colorado.

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