Sep 22, 2009 7:52 AM by Andy Koen

Storm leaves landscape snowy in Woodland Park

Forget fall, Monday’s weather felt like it was winter already, particularly in the mountain towns of the Front Range where people bushed the snow off their cars before heading in to work.

The flakes fell off and on through out the day in Woodland Park, Cripple Creek and Monument.  While only dampening roadways, the blowing snow and freezing temperatures put an exclamation point on the changing seasons.

Inside the Donut Mill, Jose Orellana and his daughters stopped in for some hot chocolate before finishing their errands.

"They loved that drive over here, it was nice," Orellana said.

His daughter Teresa said while the snow is “kind of unusual,” she excited to play in it with her sister.

While September may seem early for snow, folks in this mountain town know how to handle whatever the weather dishes out.  Mary Ripper Baker lives in Cascade and says she’s content knowing that it could snow at any time.

"Keep bundled up, keep ready to roll with the punches, whatever Mother Nature throws at you, you've got to be ready."

Despite the early arrival of winter weather, most seemed happy to have the change of scenery.  With a colder than average week in-store, it's safe to say that the dog days of summer have come to an abrupt end.



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