Snow is expected to develop for our Monday afternoon and overnight hours. Bands of heavier snow are possible..and something we will be monitoring throughout the day today. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for far northern El Paso County where ~4" are possible by Tuesday morning. Also ahead, a High Wind Watch for much of southeast Colorado from 4-11am Tuesday morning as wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph. For more info on the forecast this holiday week, head over to the "Weather" tab.
Work crews at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park are cleaning up piles up debris and downed cables after a wildfire destroyed all but four buildings at the popular tourist destination.
John Lafferty, owner of Alpine Cable and Construction Company, oversaw the removal of the 2,200-foot aerial tramway that has transported millions of passengers across the gorge 1,178 feet above the Arkansas River since it began operation in 1969.
He tells The Canon City Daily Record "this story is finished when a new tram is running."
The tramway cables over the gorge had fallen into the river after they were burned in the Royal Gorge Fire, which started June 11 and burned more than 3,000 acres. The fire, which was contained June 17, also destroyed 48 of the park's 52 buildings.
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