Durango residents bear nearly a foot of snow
January 01, 2019 10:03 PM
DURANGO, Colo. - The shoveling and plowing continue as residents handle the winter storm that has rolled through the region.
The storm, which left behind heavy blankets of snow and slick roads, had led public works crews to be working around the clock to clear roads. In Durango, almost a foot of snow fell overnight on Monday.
"What we are doing right now is concentrating on 220 miles of paved roads and basically 400 miles of gravel road," Doyle Villers, Road Maintenance Superintendent for La Plata County said.
Despite the difficult driving conditions, some in the region expressed relief in finally seeing some moisture following exceptional drought conditions over the summer.
"We are welcoming the storm with arms wide open," Villers said.
"It's beautiful! It's been nice to see the snow and watch the snowflakes fall," tourist Tony Howard said.
Again, public works crews in the Four Corners will continue to work around the clock to the roads as clear as possible and are asking resident to remember to drive with caution.
Created: January 01, 2019 10:03 PM
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