Mountain passes begin to reopen Wednesday in Southwest Colorado

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Mountain passes begin to reopen Wednesday in Southwest Colorado

Storm could bring 1 to 2 feet of snow in high country
Levi Schlock, with Ferrellgas of Farmington, chains up his truck Wednesday before delivering propane to residents at Electra Lake north of Durango. Weather forecasters are calling for up to 2 feet of snow in the high country.
Residents and businesses tried to keep up with heavy snowfall Wednesday south of the Needles area.
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The Colorado Department of Transportation reminds motorists to check for updated weather information:
Visit www.cotrip.org for real-time road conditions, highway closures, average speeds, photos, live cameras streaming traffic, trucking information and more.Call 511 to listen to recorded information about road conditions, projected trip travel times and trucker information.Receive free email/text alerts at www.codot.gov/travel; choose from a list of subscription options at the “get connected” tab.Follow @coloradodot on Twitter for traveler information and other news.Like CDOT at www.facebook.com/coloradodot to receive news and traveler information.Visit www.codot.gov/travel/winter-driving to get information about road conditions, what to keep in a vehicle during the winter, how to safely pass a snowplow, commercial-vehicle requirements, seasonal closures, snow removal and avalanche control.Herald Staff

Mountain passes begin to reopen Wednesday in Southwest Colorado

Levi Schlock, with Ferrellgas of Farmington, chains up his truck Wednesday before delivering propane to residents at Electra Lake north of Durango. Weather forecasters are calling for up to 2 feet of snow in the high country.
Residents and businesses tried to keep up with heavy snowfall Wednesday south of the Needles area.
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