Snow brings slick roads, accidents in Snowmass |

Snow brings slick roads, accidents in Snowmass

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

SNOWMASS VILLAGE – An accident has closed Brush Creek Road in Snowmass Village and a chain law has been put into effect at the resort. The town has seen a rash of accidents Thursday morning as a snowstorm intensifies in the upper valley.

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority has suspended bus service in Snowmass Village until road conditions improve.

A snowstorm that was scheduled to move into the area Wednesday night produced rain in the lower Roaring Fork Valley and scant snowfall in the Aspen area. Snowmass reported 3 inches of new snow overnight and Aspen Highlands picked up 2 inches on the slopes.

Rain changed to snow in the lower valley on Thursday, though, and snow was falling heavily in Aspen and Snowmass by midmorning. A winter storm warning is in effect for the mountains surrounding Aspen and Snowmass until 6 a.m. Friday. The National Weather Service is calling for 8 to 16 inches of new snow.

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