First day of winter delivers snowfall, slick roads

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First day of winter delivers snowfall, slick roads

Cold temperatures expected Friday morning

A storm dumped 2 to 4 inches of snow across much of La Plata County on Thursday – the first day of winter, and the first significant storm of the season for lower elevations such as Durango.

First day of winter delivers snowfall, slick roads

Snowy roads contributed to multiple crashes Thursday morning across La Plata County. It was the first significant snowstorm of the season, which happened to arrive on the winter solstice. Roads were icy near Haviland Lake on U.S. Highway 550, north of Hermosa.
Purgatory Resort reported 7 inches of new snow Thursday.
Chain and traction laws were in effect Thursday for Coal Bank Pass, which is shown in this webcam photo about 9:15 a.m. Thursday.
Chain and traction laws were in effect Thursday for Red Mountain Pass, which is shown in this webcam photo about 9:15 a.m. Thursday.
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