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Major storm prompts preparedness

Mar 19


Governor Polis provided an update on steps Colorado is taking to prepare for the upcoming winter weather. Governor Polis was joined by Director Shoshanna Lew of the Colorado Department of Transportation; John Lorme, Director of Maintenance and Operations, CDOT; and Chief Matthew Packard, Colorado State Patrol. Many Coloradans -- especially those looking to get outdoors and enjoy one of our over 300 days of sunshine, have been paying close attention to the weather reports in recent days. And as a major snowstorm comes our way, the Governor wanted to update the public on the state’s planned response.

At 11:50 AM today, Governor Polis issued verbal authorization to activate the Colorado National Guard over a 72 hour period, starting Friday at 12 PM through Monday at 12 PM to respond to search and rescue requests through the State Emergency Operations Center due to the winter storm.