Mountain communities see season's first snow
Friday, October 8, 2010
KUSA - The first snowflakes of the season fell in mountain valleys overnight, leading to the first chain restrictions.
9NEWS Meteorologist Ashton Altieri says the flakes fell in areas generally above 9,000 feet overnight, with up to two inches of accumulation possible in areas above 10,000 feet. Prior to this snowfall, the only snow seen in Colorado this season fell over the highest peaks and passes.
Mountain communities such as Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco and Vail all saw some light snow.
The white stuff forced the Colorado Department of Transportation to issue its first chain restrictions of the season. Trucks were required to chain up going over Loveland Pass overnight, but those restrictions were lifted around 6 a.m.
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