Apr 3, 2012 7:46 PM by Lacey Steele

Parts of Pueblo County see more than a foot of snow

The spring snow hits Pueblo County, as well, after we had temps in the 80's just a couple of days ago.

It didn't keep people in Rye and Colorado City from getting out and about.

Schools in Rye shut down, when the sunrise revealed more than a foot of snow on the ground, and it kept falling.

"I went to go open the door," said Michael Netzer, a resident of Rye. "I thought we only had maybe two inches, and my door wouldn't open."

"I had to shovel," said Henry Pounds, a resident of Rye. "A bunch of shovelling. That's probably the first time this winter I've had to shovel to get out."

Some say they hadn't expected this much snow, but they aren't surprised by it.

"My boy's birthday is in May, and it snows then, too, middle of May," said Pounds. "It's not surprising up here."

"This is the kind of weather we should have now," said Tom Drake, a resident of Rye. "It was too hot earlier."

There's one thing almost everyone agrees with.

"You kind of expect this spring snow to hit us, and I kind of like it," said Netzer. "We need the moisture, so a little hard work, it doesn't bother me."

"Yes, very definitely needed it," said Drake.

"The lake is about half dry up here, so this will get it filled up," said Pounds, a resident of Rye. "Get the golf course nice and green for the golfers."

They're hopeful this snowfall will help out after a dry March.

There's a chance the mountains southwest of Pueblo will get more snow Tuesday night.



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