Some cities and mountain towns are still recovering after an October storm dropped nearly two feet of snow in some spots, causing "extensive damage" and debris from falling tree branches.

Most of the snow hit in the high country blanketing higher elevations with several inches of fresh powder, including La Veta, where 23 inches fell.

Several crews are out in Grand Junction this week clearing branches, debris, and ice left over from Sunday's snowstorm. About 30 to 45 percent of the city's 37,000 public trees have some type of damage, according to city officials. 

"Please use caution and slow down if you're approaching these clean-up zones in a vehicle," stated the City of Grand Junction.

Broken and hanging branches or limbs blocking roadways are considered dangerous by the city of Grand Junction. Residents are being asked to notify the City Forestry and Parks Operations of these types of situations at (970) 254-386. Work orders should be submitted to the city for less urgent matters. 

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.


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