Colorado mountains brace for snow

AP News
Posted: Oct 12, 2014 3:41 PM

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — The calendar may say it's the fall season, but the weatherman says it's time to brace for some wintery weather in Colorado.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Sunday for the Park, Gore and Elk mountains and central mountain valleys, with up to 8 inches of snow expected and winds gusting to 40 miles an hour.

It was snowing in the mountains Sunday afternoon, with about 3 inches already on the ground in Breckenridge and Fairplay.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Kalina says weather can be fickle this time of year, especially in the Colorado mountains.

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Several accidents and snowy conditions closed Interstate-70 at the Eisenhower Tunnel for a short time on Sunday.

Kalina says most of the bad weather should be gone by Monday.