Thursday, December 21, 2006

White Christmas Dreams a Nightmare for Some

A lot of us here in North Carolina dream of a white Christmas. What could be better than waking up to winter wonderland on Christmas morning?

Folks in Denver and much of Colorado will wake up to a winter wonderland this Christmas Day, but trust me, it has been a nightmare for many folks. Here's a look at scenes from highways around Denver this morning --

Highways are closed around the city, and even more importantly for holiday travelers, the airport is closed. As of this blog posting, the Denver airport will reopen midday Friday at the earliest. If you have family flying into town from or through Denver, they may not arrive for Christmas this year. Thousands of people are stranded at the airport, and they may not have a way out for a while. Read the latest news story from at this link:

By the way, this is part of the same storm system that will bring rain to North Carolina Friday and Saturday. There will be no snow for us, but one to two inches of rain will be possible. The heaviest of the rain looks to come Friday evening into the early morning hours Saturday.

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