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Winter storm prompts multiple closures

A storm that left 48 inches on Wolf Creek Ski Area by 8:15 Friday morning, including 22 inches overnight, has closed the west side of Wolf Creek Pass, as well as schools and government offices in Pagosa Springs.

Archuleta County School District schools and Archuleta County offices are closed today. The Town of Pagosa Springs is running on a two-hour delay with essential personnel only.

Wolf Creek Pass closed at 6 p.m. Jan. 21 and will remain closed until further notice.

Other closures include: the San Juan Basin Health Center (including FluPlus clinic), Education Center, Seeds of Learning, Our Savior Lutheran, Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library and the Pagosa Pregnancy Support Center.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Pagosa Springs until 6 p.m. this evening with storm totals of 10-20 inches with locally higher amounts expected. Winds are also expected to gust up to 30 mph throughout the day.

Wolf Creek Pass remains under a blizzard warning until 11 p.m. Friday, with 2-4 feet expected. Snow rates exceeding 2-3 inches per hour are possible and winds are expected to be 30-40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

Saturday’s chance of snow decreases to 30 percent, while Sunday should provide a break from the storm with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid 20s, according to PagosaCam.com.