The plows were out

SUN photo/Terri House
Finally, a sight most Pagosans were happy to see: the plows were out, clearing roadways in Pagosa Country as the first, major winter storm of the year hit the area. The high country received a blast of the white stuff., with Wolf Creek Ski Area reporting 42 inches of snow within the past 72 hours — bringing the year-to-date total to 70 inches. All lifts at the area are now open, just in time for the holiday rush. CDOT had the west side of the pass closed this morning for avalanche mitigation work; the work was expected to last from 7 to 9 a.m.[/caption]