Snow In The High Country

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Snow in Colorado's High Country is good news for ski resorts, but not so good for motorists.

U-S Highway Six is closed over Loveland Pass because of icy and snowpacked conditions, while chain and snow tire restrictions are in effect for many vehicles on Interstate 70 at the Eisenhower Tunnel, and Vail Pass.

The Colorado Department of Transportation's Michael Murray says highways may have to be shut down occasionally during the day, but that crews will be out in force trying to keep the roads open.

Meantime, nearly two feet of wintry precipitation is expected to blanket the slopes at some already-covered ski areas.

Lauren Pelletreau (PELL'-uh-troh) of Copper Mountain says the ski resort expects to have three times as much terrain open this weekend as it did a year ago.