Colorado deputies help rescue 22 people and 3 dogs stranded in snowstorm

Photo courtesy Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.
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PARK COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - When a fellow Colorado county needed help, Jefferson County deputies answered the call on Saturday.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is reporting Park County needed assistance with stranded motorists this past weekend along Highway 285. Specifically between Kenosha Pass and Fairplay, where dozens of people were stranded due to the weather conditions.

Deputies Fulenwider and Crumbaker took on 285 with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Snowcat. They helped rescue 22 people, including two small children and three dogs. The deputies worked 16 hours on the rescue mission.

"We’re so thankful we could help these citizens as well as our neighbors in Park County," the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office wrote on Instagram.

You can watch video of the rescue operation below: