Roads, passes reopen during break in storms, snow to pick up Thursday evening

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Roads, passes reopen during break in storms, snow to pick up Thursday evening

Cold temperatures, more snow means icy roads will linger through the holiday
Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald

Greg Lewis stays ahead of the next storm Thursday as he shovels his sidewalk at the corner of First Street at East 6th Avenue. Light snow began falling in Durango around noon and is expected to pick up late in the day and continue into Friday.
A city of Durango snowplow clears a lane along West Third Avenue Wednesday afternoon. The city saw light snow on and off during the day with heavier snow coming during the evening. Heavy snow continued in the surrounding mountains, making travel difficult.
A lone runner cuts a path through Schneider Park along the banks of the Animas River on Wednesday afternoon. Snow is expected to continue in Southwest Colorado – increasing Thursday evening and into Christmas Day.
A small, twin-engine Hawker Beechjet collided with a snowplow at the Telluride Regional Airport about 2 p.m. Wednesday, the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet.
A reader submitted this photo of a crash that occurred around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on County Road 229. The accident cut power to 27 customers. It was restored before 8 p.m.
A snowplow clears the road where trucks and cars wait for an accident to be cleared. Vehicles were turned around at Road Z and U.S. Highway 491 Wednesday evening after a blizzard caused a pile-up of cars and semi-trucks south of Pleasant View.

Roads, passes reopen during break in storms, snow to pick up Thursday evening

Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald

Greg Lewis stays ahead of the next storm Thursday as he shovels his sidewalk at the corner of First Street at East 6th Avenue. Light snow began falling in Durango around noon and is expected to pick up late in the day and continue into Friday.
A city of Durango snowplow clears a lane along West Third Avenue Wednesday afternoon. The city saw light snow on and off during the day with heavier snow coming during the evening. Heavy snow continued in the surrounding mountains, making travel difficult.
A lone runner cuts a path through Schneider Park along the banks of the Animas River on Wednesday afternoon. Snow is expected to continue in Southwest Colorado – increasing Thursday evening and into Christmas Day.
A small, twin-engine Hawker Beechjet collided with a snowplow at the Telluride Regional Airport about 2 p.m. Wednesday, the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet.
A reader submitted this photo of a crash that occurred around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on County Road 229. The accident cut power to 27 customers. It was restored before 8 p.m.
A snowplow clears the road where trucks and cars wait for an accident to be cleared. Vehicles were turned around at Road Z and U.S. Highway 491 Wednesday evening after a blizzard caused a pile-up of cars and semi-trucks south of Pleasant View.
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