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How you know you live in a ski town

On Feb. 10, the first big storm in 2018 blanketed Aspen-Snowmass. There was a violent accident on Brush Creek Road that resulted in a road closure for several hours. Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus passengers were stranded at accident sight for an hour. Travel from Brushcreek Road and Highway 82 Intercept lot to Snowmass Village on RFTA buses was unavailable during the shutdown of Brush Creek Road. Aspen road crews were caught off guard by the intensity of the storm. Several streets in Aspen were unnavigable during the foracious snow storm. Durant Avenue between Mill and Monarch streets was closed for two or three hours because of an accident. Hunter Creek loop remained treacherous until 3:00 in the afternoon. Local news photographers and reporters enjoyed the falling snow at area resorts. The reports and photos of storm are reported from a party on Aspen Mountain. Area newspapers missed the headlines of the traffic nightmares caused by the storm. On Feb. 11 there were no headlines or photos on the front page of area newspapers. That’s how you know you live in a ski town. Reporters called in, as well.

Susan Anderson

El Jebel