The Denver blizzard of October 1997 was an extremely heavy,
wind driven snow in a few hours. I estimate it at
over 4 feet. I got off work at 12M and couldn't get onto
I-70 due to a vehicle stuck and blocking the on ramp so I
decided to take city streets. It was so cold and the snow so
heavy that the defroster on my windshield was barely working.
I had to stop several times and scrape ice off the windshield.
It was so bad that I couldn't see street signs and had to drive by
landmarks (something I haven't done in many years since I delivered
Special Delivery Mail at night). When I got home, the
snow was so bad that I couldn't see the house. I past the
house and my headlights reflected on the barrier at the end of
the street. I turned around and as I drove down the street,
kept pushing my garage door opener. When I saw the door open,
I knew where the house was!
Robin got off work a few hours late the next
morning. Luckily she had traded her VW in on a 4WD.
Somehow she managed to get home but high centered her SUV about a
block from home. The roads were closed te next night.
Her boss was pretty angry that she could get home but couldn't
get to work. Strangely, at first the roads to DIA (Denver
International Airport) were closed, but the roads going away were
open! The Broncos had an out of town game. DIA was
open for the Broncos but closed for everyone else! It sure
makes one wonder how an airport can be open for a football team and
not to the public?
Also please see my friend's site: www.kauger.com for
a live Morrison, CO webcam as well as other stored photos of the
Morrison and various Colorado areas.
Butch after the street was
Butch: cropped at Robin's request
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