Rebecca Pappas was prepared for the snow Wednesday morning as she waited for a bus in west Steamboat Springs. A winter storm brought heavy snow to the area along with smiles to skiers’ faces and a grin from at least one transit rider.

Photo by John F. Russell

Rebecca Pappas was prepared for the snow Wednesday morning as she waited for a bus in west Steamboat Springs. A winter storm brought heavy snow to the area along with smiles to skiers’ faces and a grin from at least one transit rider.

Heavy snow falling in Steamboat; ski area has 7 inches since 5 a.m.

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— The snow continues to fall in Steamboat Springs today as a fast-moving storm sweeps across the northern and central mountains of Colorado.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. today for Steamboat, Hayden, Craig and the surrounding areas. As much as 8 inches of snow could fall in Steamboat proper, with higher totals possible on Mount Werner. Between 2 and 4 inches are forecast for Hayden and Craig.

The Steamboat Ski Area reported only 1 inch of new snow as of 5 a.m. this morning, but then picked up 6 inches of snow at mid-mountain and 7 inches at the summit by 11:15 a.m.

Icy and snow-packed roads are making for dangerous driving conditions across Routt County.

Today’s high temperature is expected to reach 31 degrees, with an overnight low of 1 degree. A chance of snow returns to the area Friday night into Saturday.

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