Snow falls on the first full day of fall in high country

Posted at 11:25 AM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-24 00:04:03-04

The white stuff is falling, and fall hasn't even been around for a full day. 

Sources in Grand Junction reported snow on the top of the Grand Mesa, and dipping lower into the 9,000 feet elevation. The snow blanketed local roads in the area, prompting warnings by local authorities.

The La Plata County Sheriff's says several vehicles were stranded on Highway 550 on Molas and Coalbank Passes. 

Pitkin County Sheriff's Officials also put out a warning, saying Aspen received its first dose of snow. 

A cold front entered into Colorado as the first full day of fall hit on Friday, bringing temperatures significantly below their normal levels. 

The cold temperatures are expected to last through Sunday, with Monday returning to a warm state. But by Friday night, chains were necessary for commercial motor vehicles on US 6 at Loveland Pass for a couple of hours, though the order was lifted at 10 p.m.


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