Coal Bank, Molas, passes reopen, Red Mountain remains closed for avalanche work

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Coal Bank, Molas, passes reopen, Red Mountain remains closed for avalanche work

Lighter snow Wednesday, but a storm with more ‘punch’ expected Thursday
Sonya Juancho enjoys a sled ride down the hill of Buckley Park with her 4-year-old son, Noah Juancho, as snowfall continues Tuesday. The family was visiting the area from Albuquerque for the holidays. The forecast gives snow a 50 percent chance to continue through Wednesday.
Mike Clark of John’s Services uses a snowblower to clear the sidewalk along east Eighth Street in Durango Tuesday morning. A few inches fell on the city overnight, and more is predicted to come through Saturday.
The giant inflatable Santa Claus at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad depot is having a hard time seeing through Tuesday’s snow.
As a Durango Transit bus awaits passengers Tuesday morning, the sidewalk of the Durango Transit Center is cleared along west Eighth Street. It will be an ongoing task as heavy snow continues in Southwest Colorado, which is under a winter storm warning until early Wednesday and forecasted to receive snow on and off through Saturday.

Coal Bank, Molas, passes reopen, Red Mountain remains closed for avalanche work

Sonya Juancho enjoys a sled ride down the hill of Buckley Park with her 4-year-old son, Noah Juancho, as snowfall continues Tuesday. The family was visiting the area from Albuquerque for the holidays. The forecast gives snow a 50 percent chance to continue through Wednesday.
Mike Clark of John’s Services uses a snowblower to clear the sidewalk along east Eighth Street in Durango Tuesday morning. A few inches fell on the city overnight, and more is predicted to come through Saturday.
The giant inflatable Santa Claus at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad depot is having a hard time seeing through Tuesday’s snow.
As a Durango Transit bus awaits passengers Tuesday morning, the sidewalk of the Durango Transit Center is cleared along west Eighth Street. It will be an ongoing task as heavy snow continues in Southwest Colorado, which is under a winter storm warning until early Wednesday and forecasted to receive snow on and off through Saturday.
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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

Chapman Hill

The Big Tow at Chapman Hill will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Monday through Dec. 30. It will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas and New Year’s eves.
Visit www.durangogov.org/civicalerts.aspx?AID=784 to learn more.

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