More snow on way in Aspen
Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN ” Aspen-area ski slopes boasted a light layer of fluff Tuesday morning and another 10 inches or so could fall as a second disturbance moves through Colorado on Tuesday.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect for the mountains surrounding Aspen and Snowmass until 6 p.m. Wednesday, and total accumulations of 6 to 14 inches are possible from back-to-back storms that began Monday night, according to the National Weather Service.
Snowfall will diminish Tuesday, when 1 to 3 inches of additional snow is forecast, and reintensify Tuesday night as another Pacific storm moves into the region. Accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected Tuesday night, followed by 1 to 3 inches on Wednesday.
Areas of blowing and drifting snow could make travel hazardous through Wednesday, the weather service warned.
Highs of 10 to 20 are expected Tuesday, warming into the 20s on Wednesday. Partly sunny skies are forecast Thursday, with highs of 25 to 35.
Most ski areas around the state saw only a few inches of snow, if any, on Monday or Monday night, but in southwest Colorado, Silverton Mountain reported 8 inches of new snow over the past 24 hours on Tuesday morning, and 14 inches over the past 48 hours.
Steamboat, in northern Colorado, picked up 9 inches.
Closer to home, Buttermilk reported 3 inches over the past 24 hours on Tuesday morning, while Aspen Mountain picked up 2 inches. Snowmass and Highlands picked up an inch.
Sunlight Mountain Resort outside Glenwood Springs reported 3 inches of fresh stuff.
(Snow report for past 24 hours, on Tuesday morning)
Arapahoe Basin .5
Aspen Highlands 1
Aspen Mountain 2
Beaver Creek 3
Copper Mountain 1
Crested Butte 0
Telluride 2 (5)
Winter Park 2
Wolf Creek 5
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A speeding car on Tuesday morning crashed into and destroyed part of the winter closure gate on Maroon Creek Road.