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BE PATIENT FOR A FEW HOURS: It's a blizzard out there! This is the time to stay in and wait out the storm. Snow will be tapering off by this evening. After a few continued flurries through the night, things will dry out and give us another beautiful sunny weekend for playing in the snow.

Want more details? Meteorologist Sam Collentine has a great write up in the I-70 Daily Snow (subscribe to this report if you drive the I-70 corridor):
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Think you don’t need snow tires? You may face a hefty fine.

Colorado’s “Traction Law” – In an effort to reduce accidents during snow storms, CDOT says they will be strongly enforcing regulations that apply to all passenger cars. Before you head to the mountains to enjoy the snow, make sure your vehicle is winter driving road-worthy.

When the “Traction Law” (Code 15 of the chain law) is in effect, all passenger cars must have at least one of the following in order to continue:

> Snow tires with a minimum of 1/8” of tread; or
> All weather tires with mud and snow (M/S) mark with 1/8” of tread; or
> Four-wheel drive with 1/8” of tread; or
> Traction devices (chains, auto-sock, etc.) for two drive tires.

If you don’t have the proper tires or traction devices in use and end up blocking traffic, the fine could be over $600. Even just driving without meeting the requirements could result in a fine over $100, whether you cause a delay or not.

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+Stacy Sanchez thanks, I fixed it. A formatting * was at the end of the link by accident.
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Glory Days of Fall in Silverthorne
A few hardy wildflowers hang on, while the rest of the forest is dressed up for Fall: crimson-edged raspberry, cinquefoil giving way to orange, magenta dandelion, & scarlet fireweed twirling like a ballerina . . .

The forecast for this weekend is for spectacularly perfect Fall weather.

#silverthorne   #fallcolors   #snowplowing   #snowremoval  
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Colorado in the summer time.
For the few months we are not plowing snow, we enjoy the beautiful back country. This field of wildflowers is in the Flat Tops Wilderness.
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"Transportation officials say that on just one day last winter, 86 percent of the vehicles that caused accidents and delays had worn tires."
Hundreds of drivers stopped to get their tires checked at Arapahoe Basin Saturday – and about 15 percent of those weren't cut out for high country travel, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.
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A little fresh snow overnight for Summit County. 
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10 PM (Tuesday 11/10): Traction Law is in effect both directions on I-70 between Georgetown and Vail. ALL vehicles must have either adequate snow tires, 4WD, or traction devices.
11 PM: Chain Law for all commercial vehicles in effect on Loveland Pass.
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COMMON SENSE: This will be a fast-moving, powerful storm. If you can adjust your travel plans, just stay off the I-70 corridor (Denver to Vail) between 8 PM tonight and 8 AM tomorrow. After that, the weather clears all the way through the weekend - let the snow-playing spree begin!
And if you can't adjust your travel plans, be sure you have snow tires, 4WD or chains, a full tank of fuel, blankets, snacks, and water along. Be smart - Be safe.
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Enjoying Fall while we prepare for Winter
"A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart." - Hal Borland

It's hard to believe that snow plowing season will be here in just five weeks!

Snow Blog:

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"We are shutting down I-70 westbound into the mountains at Golden (mm259). Heavy wet snow and icy conditions. When we reopen cars (yes cars!) must have chains or snow tires to travel to the high country. WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT THIS!" - Respect to all those snow plow drivers, they are heroes. And cheers to CDOT for closing I-70 today, I only wish they would enforce with this amount of vigor full-time:
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An interesting write-up about the weather pattern for this season and last season.
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Over three feet of beautiful fresh snow in Summit County!
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Snow Removal ServiceToday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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We own our own equipment and do our own work.

Commercial snow plowing - all aspects of snow and ice management for businesses, including plowing, shoveling, salting, and hauling. 

Residential snow plowing - driveway clearing for single homes, multi-unit homes, condominiums, and subdivisions with private roads. Silverthorne including Wildernest, Mesa Cortina, Ruby Ranch, Willowbrook, Eagle's Nest, and Three Peaks.

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