Treacherous Wind Across Southern Colorado

By: Rosie Barresi Email
By: Rosie Barresi Email

Mother nature isn't done with Colorado just yet. She whipped up winds up to 40-miles-per-hour, and in some areas, threw down several inches of snow. All of which hammered several parts of southern Colorado.

"The wind and the snow," said John Prebula who is a Mail Carrier in Black Forest. Niether of those conditions would let up. "It's miserable," said Prebula.

There were also whiteout conditions as well as blowing snow that made it difficult for drivers and anyone who had to be outside.

The nasty weather conditions and blustering winds irked some people. "It does. I'm not going to lie. No matter what the weather is the wind always amplifies, see I can't even talk," said Amber Sathre who had a hard time catching her breath in the strong winds.

Sathre wasn't the only one who had a tough time. "Hard to breathe," said Buzz Fransk who lives in Black Forest.

Prebula also said the wind was strong enough to snatch mail away from his hands if he didn't hold onto them tightly enough. "Easy to lose stuff... yes it is," said Prebula.

Sand trucks managed to make their way around town along with some of the local birds and even they seemed to struggle against the wind. "I've been out here since 1972 and this is one of the better winds I've seen," said Fransk.

"I'm ready for spring. I'm tired of winter," said Prebula. Which is a fair request considering technically it is spring, but it looks like Colorado will have to wait at least little bit longer.

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