Round 3: CO Snowstorms

By: AP
By: AP

Snow, wind and slick roads are causing travel trouble in several parts of the state today for the third time in as many weeks.

The storm has dumped up to eight inches of snow in the Denver area with about an inch expected on the southeastern plains -- an area that's still digging out from back-to-back blizzards over the holiday.

National Guard troops dropped hay bales over three days for cattle stranded by deep snow and drifts in southeastern Colorado.

The Guard has suspended the hay drops but will work through the weekend to make ground deliveries.

American Humane Association workers are helping rescue and feed young pigs at a ranch near Springfield.

The pigs got separated from their mothers or the mothers' milk production dropped.

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation have set up disaster relief funds to raise cash and handle donations of feed and equipment for area ranchers.

Forecasters say the latest storm is being fed by moisture from the Pacific Ocean and could bring up to 18 inches in the western half of the state and 16 inches in the central mountains.

Eleven inches was reported overnight near Evergreen in the foothills west of Denver.


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