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Douglas County school buses help rescue more than 300 stranded motorists

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School buses were called out in Douglas County to help drivers stuck on four highways Wednesday afternoon.

Douglas County Schools told 9NEWS that four buses were used to help rescue more than 300 people who were stranded on the roads. Those buses rescued people on I-25, along with Colorado Highways 83, 86, and 105.

Snowplows cleared the way for the buses to make it to locations to help drivers who were stuck or had slid off the road.

Several shelters are open in Douglas County Wednesday night to help people who were stranded by the storm or had lost power.

A spokesperson for the school district says three more buses are waiting to see if they may be needed for other rescues.

Here is how much snow has fallen so far, as of 4 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. There are all snowfall totals over the last 24 hours. 

  • Telluride Ski Resort: 24 inches
  • Nederland: 20 inches
  • Shaffers Crossing: 19 inches
  • Jamestown: 16.5 inches
  • Genesee: 16 inches
  • Aspen Park: 13.7 inches
  • Woodland Park: 15 inches
  • Evergreen: 12.5 inches
  • Monument: 12 inches
  • Silverton: 9.4 inches
  • Pinecliffe: 9.2 inches
  • Frederick: 9 inches
  • Breckenridge: 8.4 inches
  • Castle Pines: 8.2 inches
  • Aurora: 10 inches
  • Estes Park: 7.5 inches
  • Black Forest: 13.5 inches
  • Ken Caryl: 7 inches
  • Durango: 7 inches
  • Castle Rock: 6 inches
  • Denver (downtown): 6 inches
  • Cripple Creek: 6 inches
  • Strasburg: 6 inches
  • Pitkin: 6 inches
  • Craig: 5.8 inches
  • Federal Heights: 5.5 inches
  • Louisville: 5.4 inches
  • Westminster: 5 inches
  • Steamboat Springs: 5 inches
  • Manitou Springs: 5 inches
  • Pagosa Springs: 5 inches
  • Arvada: 4.5 inches
  • Erie: 5 inches
  • Thornton: 4.3 inches
  • Lafayette: 4 inches
  • Fort Collins: 6 inches
  • Greeley: 3.7 inches
  • Longmont: 3 inches
  • Parker: 8 inches
  • Broomfield: 3 inches
  • Montrose: 2.8 inches
  • Wheat Ridge: 2 inches
  • Denver (DIA): 7.1 inches
  • Leadville: 1.3 inches
  • Carbondale: 1.2 inches
  • Vail: 1.1 inches

Most of the snowfall ended late Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning. We’ll see clearing and conditions and warmer temperatures through the rest of the week. 

Photo: Douglas County Schools

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