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Gondola cars rock in the wind Friday at the Steamboat Ski Area. Many lifts at the ski area, including the gondola, were closed because of high winds.

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Winds wreak havoc

Weather forces closure of upper-mountain chairlifts, some highways

High winds forced the closure of many of the ski area's upper-mountain chairlifts. The weather also played havoc with transportation across the state, as highways and interstates were shut down for much of the day because of winds, snow and avalanche danger.


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