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Mid-May brings heavy snowfall to Denver

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 01:00

May 12 - Denver residents dusted off their winter shovels after heavy snowfall hits the region. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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April showers bring May flowers… or snow? Denver woke up to a shocking scene on Monday morning -- with trees carrying the brunt of it. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DENVER RESIDENT RON MASON, SAYING: "I think the spring snow crab tree is a pretty sturdy tree but I can tell by hitting the branches they are carrying a huge amount of weight so who knows." Most areas of the Colorado foothills were reporting over a foot of the white stuff, with heavy snow falling on and off all morning. And because of it, a winter-like battle between motorists and the roads ensued. One driver is lucky to be alive after his car plunged into Clear Creek. The man swam to safety but needed assistance. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED MAN, SAYING: "He was in severe pain, so I just tried to calm him down until we got rescue on scene." Residents will soon have to trade in their winter boots for galoshes, as temperatures warm up and the snow turns to rain.

Mid-May brings heavy snowfall to Denver

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 01:00

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