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    Posted October 29, 2009 by
    Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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    Wintry weather near you

    Denver area snowfall major, just keeps comin'


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Budding high school journalist jacobrtaylor cut his teeth on some big news when an early snowstorm rolled through parts of the West. He and his father took photos and measured the snow with a ruler. They got a reading of about 17 inches in the morning and estimated a jump to about 20 inches by the afternoon.
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      Highlands Ranch, Co. --   Highlands Ranch, Co., a southern suburb of Denver, is reeling from a current snowfall accumulation of up to 17 inches. The snow continues to fall at around an inch or so an hour.

         Residents say main roads are quite slippery and residential streets are in deplorable condition. "All the roads are slippery," Jimmy Taylor said, "I have been transporting hospital personel [who could not leave their homes]."

         In Douglas County, the county Highlands Ranch sits, schools have been closed for business yesterday and today; residents still believe tomorrow is uncertain even though it should yield 40 degree temperatures.

         According to local NBC affiliate 9NEWS, snowfall will continue throughout the day and eventually the heavier snow will shift east of Interstate 25. Wind gusts in upwards of 30 mph will create blowing and drifting snow.


                    -- Jacob Taylor, local high school journalist



    Photograhy note: Photos were taken in a residential area in Highlands Ranch. Credit: Jimmy Taylor and Jacob Taylor

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