Storm smacks the Vail Valley with a blanket of snow

By randy wyrick

The winter’s first major storm closed Interstate 70 and stranded motorists between Avon and Georgetown Monday afternoon. “It’s a crazy day,” said Nate Reid, trooper with the Colorado State Patrol. “People need to slow down and give each other plenty of room.” That maximum whack dropped up to 4 inches of snow on parts of the valley and caught dozens of motorists unprepared. It’s not like you weren’t warned. For weeks, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the State Patrol has had flashing signs over Interstate 70 reminding us that winter is coming, and asking us if our tires are …

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