Schools cancel Friday classes as more snow piles up across Southwest Colorado

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Schools cancel Friday classes as more snow piles up across Southwest Colorado

Officials warn of heavy loads on roofs
A Colorado Department of Transportation snowplow tries to keep lanes clear in sometimes near-whiteout conditions Thursday north of Durango on U.S. Highway 550. Weather forecasters were calling for up to 15 inches of snow in Durango from this storm, which is expected to move out of the region Friday afternoon.
A skeleton man was covered in snow Thursday morning in front of Cantera restaurant, 1150 Main Ave.
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The Colorado Department of Transportation reminds motorists to check for updated weather information:
Visit www.cotrip.org for real-time road conditions, highway closures, average speeds, photos, live cameras streaming traffic, trucking information and more.Call 511 to listen to recorded information about road conditions, projected trip travel times and trucker information.Receive free email/text alerts at www.codot.gov/travel; choose from a list of subscription options at the “get connected” tab.Follow @coloradodot on Twitter for traveler information and other news.Like CDOT at www.facebook.com/coloradodot to receive news and traveler information.Visit www.codot.gov/travel/winter-driving to get information about road conditions, what to keep in a vehicle during the winter, how to safely pass a snowplow, commercial-vehicle requirements, seasonal closures, snow removal and avalanche control.Herald Staff

Schools cancel Friday classes as more snow piles up across Southwest Colorado

A Colorado Department of Transportation snowplow tries to keep lanes clear in sometimes near-whiteout conditions Thursday north of Durango on U.S. Highway 550. Weather forecasters were calling for up to 15 inches of snow in Durango from this storm, which is expected to move out of the region Friday afternoon.
A skeleton man was covered in snow Thursday morning in front of Cantera restaurant, 1150 Main Ave.

Schools cancel Friday classes as more snow piles up across Southwest Colorado

Richard Albo, left, and Briant Cuellar clear snow off a Bayfield home Tuesday.

Schools cancel Friday classes as more snow piles up across Southwest Colorado

Marcos Wisner, co-owner of 11th Street Station on Main Avenue, clears his parking lot Thursday morning after more than 6 inches of snow fell overnight.

Schools cancel Friday classes as more snow piles up across Southwest Colorado

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