Thursday, December 21, 2006

Let it snow?

Whether we like it or not, a little snow has fallen out here in Colorado. Although as I look out the window this morning I can see a bit of blue sky peaking out from behind the mountains here. Two to three feet of snow fell since yesterday morning around the Denver metro area. For those of you in the Boulder area, the library is open, although there is no reference service, it is more of a big warm building to study in today.

So for those of you stuck in your house here, like me, here are some things to check out on the snow.

Denver International Airport (DIA): The airport is currently closed until Friday at noon. (I and a lot of other people are hoping that they won't extend that closure any farther!)

Governor Owen's Disaster Declaration: Governor Bill declared a state of emergency yesterday to help with the storm. The National Guard has been mobilized and has already helped people get out of their stuck cars and delivered supplies to the over 1000 people stuck at DIA.

National Weather Service: The current weather state here in the Denver/Boulder area. The snow is currently really light and hopefully coming to an end.

Colorado Travel Information: This site links to information on road closures and estimated travel times. And for those of your out of state who wonder about all the craziness over a few feet of snow, some live video cams of how the roads look (due to a high volume of web traffic this page may time out and require a few tries to load).

Finally, on a non-governmental front, the web site DenverChannel has videos and pictures of the snow around the state.

1 comment:

  1. The long duration of this airport closure must represent a failure of adequate preparation. I certainly don't have all of the details but I can't understand why, when the skies were clear by noon yesterday, there was no wind, and most of the main streets in Denver, including Pena Blvd were plowed, the airport was not able to clear a single runway and ramp area to enable some air traffic. Feels like a typical beaurocratic response by people who, unlike the tens of thousands of affected travelers, had nothing to lose.