State Still Recovering from Winter Storm

By: AP
By: AP

The Colorado Wing of the Civil Air Patrol is making another sweep Monday over roads in eastern Colorado to look for any other drivers stranded by a blizzard that left snowdrifts up to ten feet high.

State Division of Emergency Management operations chief Dick Vnuk says another priority Monday will be to continue to work on clearing roads closed by the storm.

He says officials don't think any more people are stranded in southeastern Colorado, but he says the Civil Air Patrol's flights Monday should help confirm that.

The planes are also flying farther north of Sunday's search in Kit Carson County, where officials say there have been more reports of stranded motorists along Interstate 70.

An incident management team that began operating from Lamar last night is meeting Monday to figure out the immediate needs of farmers, ranchers and others who live in the area.

Vnuk says shelters that housed 658 people Saturday night are starting to clear out as major highways are being reopened.


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