Snow Blamed for One Death

By: AP
By: AP
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The winter storm bearing down on the Front Range is already being blamed for one death in the city of Salida, about a hundred miles southwest of Denver.
Chaffee County Coroner Randy Amettis says 78-year-old John Watters was using a snow blower to throw snow from his driveway this morning when his heart gave out. His wife says he had just cleared a neighbor's property before turning to his own driveway.
The exertion, she said, was too much for him.
Before he retired, Watters worked as a snow plow driver for the Colorado Department of Transportation, routinely helping to clear U-S 50 over Monarch Pass.
Salida, a city of about 55-Hundred, has about a foot of snow on the ground tonight.

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