Snowstorm hits Four Corners; avalanche danger rises; schools close

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Snowstorm hits Four Corners; avalanche danger rises; schools close

Towaoc, Dolores see 6 inches of fresh snow
Achilles Archibeque, 4, helps his mom and little sister, Ares, 2, shovel the driveway in Cortez on Friday morning.
A trucker chains up his tires before heading northbound on U.S. Highway 491 from Cortez on Friday morning. All commercial vehicles were required to chain up on the highway.
Christopher Wolf takes advantage of heavy snow on Friday morning as he skis down the median on Montezuma Avenue in Cortez on Friday morning.
Jon Stockdale shovels the sidewalk in front of Brand Central on Main Street in Cortez on Friday morning.
Semitrailers lined up in the center of U.S. Highway 491 just north of Cortez on Friday morning to chain up their tires.
A man walks down Montezuma Avenue on Friday morning after heavy overnight snow.
Truckers chain up their tires on U.S. Highway 491 on Friday morning as cars pass by.
Truckers chained up their tires on U.S. Highway 491 on Friday morning.
A Cortez Parks and Recreation snowplow cruises down Montezuma Avenue Friday morning as Christopher Wolf uses cross-country skis.
All manners of snow removal equipment were put to use on Friday morning in Cortez.
A group of people seek shelter at the restroom at Cortez City Park on Friday morning.

Snowstorm hits Four Corners; avalanche danger rises; schools close

Achilles Archibeque, 4, helps his mom and little sister, Ares, 2, shovel the driveway in Cortez on Friday morning.
A trucker chains up his tires before heading northbound on U.S. Highway 491 from Cortez on Friday morning. All commercial vehicles were required to chain up on the highway.
Christopher Wolf takes advantage of heavy snow on Friday morning as he skis down the median on Montezuma Avenue in Cortez on Friday morning.
Jon Stockdale shovels the sidewalk in front of Brand Central on Main Street in Cortez on Friday morning.
Semitrailers lined up in the center of U.S. Highway 491 just north of Cortez on Friday morning to chain up their tires.
A man walks down Montezuma Avenue on Friday morning after heavy overnight snow.
Truckers chain up their tires on U.S. Highway 491 on Friday morning as cars pass by.
Truckers chained up their tires on U.S. Highway 491 on Friday morning.
A Cortez Parks and Recreation snowplow cruises down Montezuma Avenue Friday morning as Christopher Wolf uses cross-country skis.
All manners of snow removal equipment were put to use on Friday morning in Cortez.
A group of people seek shelter at the restroom at Cortez City Park on Friday morning.
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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.

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