Record Snowstorm Hits Colorado

On March 13th and 14th, a snowstorm hit Colorado with record levels of snowfall. Denver International Airport measured 27.1 inches of snow, setting a record and making it the fourth largest snowstorm in Colorado history. The last storm to reach even close to this amount of snowfall was the blizzard of 2003 when 31.8 inches of snow fell.

The storm covered roads in multiple layers of snow, slush, and ice, making conditions extremely unsafe to drive in. Plows were able to get on the roads to clear a path for cars, although the snow was so wet and heavy many plows had a difficult time clearing the roads completely. Many people were stranded because their cars got stuck in the snow. In response to this, Gov. Jared Polis activated 50 national guard soldiers to conduct search and rescue operations.

On the Front Range, everything was shut down to accommodate the storm. Thompson School District was closed on Monday the 15th and Tuesday the 16th, leaving many clubs and activities canceled. TSD schools were, however, on spring break all week, so no schools within TSD had to cancel in-person classes.

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