Snowy morning after Christmas in downtown Glenwood Springs
A tow truck had to be called in to assist when a beer truck got hung up in the deep snow making the turn from Cooper Avenue onto Ninth Street Wednesday morning next to the Sunlight Ski & Bike Shop. Meanwhile city of Glenwood Springs crews were kept busy the day after Christmas as an overnight storm covered city streets and sidewalks with about 5 inches of fresh snow.
Sunlight Mountain Resort outside Glenwood Springs reports 6 inches of new snow since Monday. The National Weather Service calls for a 30 percent chance of snow continuing this afternoon, with a high near 38 degrees in Glenwood Springs. There remains a 20 percent chance of snow into the evening, with temperatures dropping to 9 degrees overnight as the skies clear. The Thursday forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high near 31, and temperatures dropping to single digits again Thursday night, according to the NWS in Grand Junction. Look for more wintery scenes in the Thursday Post Independent and at postindependent.com
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