Road & Weather Alert, 2016.12.22

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Road and Weather Alert | 2016.12.22 

A winter storm will move from the Four Corners region into southern Utah and Southwestern Colorado today through Friday morning. This storm will bring heavy snow to the mountains of southeast Utah and southwest Colorado, with a mix of rain and snow in valley locations. Confidence is high for at least 8 to 16 inches of snow falling in the higher elevations of the San Juan Mountains, Grand Mesa and La Sals and Abajos. 5 to 10 inches of snow is expected in the West Elks and Sawatch range and Uncompaghre Plateau above 8000 feet. Up to 8 inches will be possible for the valleys and foothills above 6500 feet in southwest Colorado. Travel will be significantly impacted for those on the road in the mountains during this time period.

Another storm is forecast to impact the area this weekend, with significant snow possible, likely impacting travel on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. How much snow do you ask? There is still some uncertainty in exact amounts, however those traveling over any mountain passes on December 24th and 25th should plan ahead for slow driving and delays.