Governor activates Colorado National Guard for winter storm

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The Governor of Colorado is activating the Colorado National Guard for potential rescue efforts during the winter storm.

Governor Jared Polis said 50 soldiers are responding from several units along the front range.

"The Colorado National Guard can get anywhere where we're needed with our tracked and high-wheeled vehicles," Joint Task Force-Centennial Commander U.S. Army Col. Scott Sherman said in a news release. "The CONG is always ready, always there to assist our neighbors to save lives, prevent suffering, and mitigate great property damage."

Guard members are setting up search and rescue teams at readiness centers from Longmont to Colorado Springs.

The National Guard will have about 24 vehicles to use for the storm.

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