Bracing For Another Blizzard

By: Katherine Cook Email
By: Katherine Cook Email

As Southern Colorado braces for another blizzard, many are still recovering from last week's storm. Andrew Miller is still digging himself out of 5-foot snow drifts covering his Colorado Springs neighborhood.
"It's a lot of hard work," said Miller. "Most of us aren't young anymore."
But there may be more white stuff where those drifts came from, a prospect even the young aren't thrilled about.
"Oh that's bad," said one neighborhood youngster. "We don't want anymore snow!"
Should Mother Nature unleash her wrath again, Red Cross officials says they will be ready. Wednesday morning, Jennifer Mariano of the Pike's Peak chapter helped fill trailers with cots, blankets and comfort kits.
"Those kits contain tooth brushes and soap," said Mariano. "Often when motorists get stranded, they don't have those things with them."
Many trying to buy supplies at grocery stores found the pickings slim as several shipments remain stranded in Denver.
"The milk section is decimated as is the meat section," said one shopper leaving the Safeway on Wasatch.
But customers take what they can and head home to hunker down, ready to ride out another "big one." The Red Cross plans to open shelters at 3 locations, Thursday. They are Falcon Middle School, The World Prayer Center at New Life Church and Calvary Chapel East Side. Mariano says they will open tentatively around noon.


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