It's Slicker than Snot...The First Cedaredge Snowstorm of the Year

Real Estate Agent with Cedaredge Land Company

This is shaping up to be the biggest snowfall we've had this season. That's great news, because so far this has been a lackluster snow year. We have had other storms, but nothing like this one. At least in Cedaredge and the surrounding small towns. The Grand Mesa still has some of the best snow in the state following a series of storms that dumped a lot of snow up there earlier this season. 

It's dumping out there and you can see cars sliding all around town. The office already received an automated call from Mesa County (that's north of us) stating schools would be starting two hours late tomorrow. If this keeps up, there may not even be any school. I use to really look forward to the snow days. 

cedaredge colorado informationPlease keep in's not always the amount of snow that makes traveling dangerous. Temperatures were just above freezing for most of the day, and now the snow is coming down hard and it's getting colder. The roads are freezing up and travel is dangerous. 

Someone from Cedaredge Land Company made the trip from Delta to Cedaredge, and had a bad experience on the Cory Grade. One car lost control and slide off the road into the hillside. Right after that another car came down the grade and lost control, spun around a few times and finally went off the road. It doesn't appear anyone was hurt. From Delta to Cedaredge the roads are very bad. I don't know about Highway 92 to Hotchkiss and Paonia. I haven't gotten a first hand road report on that area. 

This is Colorado and we should be use to the snow and slick roads. I'm not complaining. It's suppose to snow here. 

The good news is that the snow pack levels on Grand Mesa are above what they should be for this year...and those measurements were taken before this storm came in. The water levels in the snow are also well above normal. The last report I heard was from over a week ago, and we were at 113% of the water level we need. There's been several small storms since then. I can't wait to see what this storm does for the numbers. 

I got covered in snow while I was taking this picture. I was only out there a minute. 

Stay at home and keep warm. This is no weather for anyone to be driving in. 

Happy winter, and let it snow.

I've lived on Colorado's Western Slope for over 26 years. I love this area and all it has to offer, and I enjoy sharing what I know about my home. As a REALTOR®, I also love to share my expertise in this area as well. If you need any real estate information for Montrose County, or Delta County, Colorado...please give me a call.



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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

The first snow always seems to be the slippery one and most forgot how to drive.

Jan 05, 2017 05:55 PM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Be safe Debbie!  It looks pretty but you're right about it being slicker than snot on a doorknob. (a favorite phrase of mine!)

Jan 05, 2017 05:59 PM #10
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

We are in line to get some of it for tomorrow.  That will be our first for the year as well.

Jan 05, 2017 06:43 PM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

We are expecting some snow tonight. It does not take much to disrupt traffic in our area.

Jan 05, 2017 06:48 PM #12
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

A couple weeks ago we were hit with record snowfall. It's been so cold that none of it has melted so we keep getting drifts and new snow on top of it. It's -16 right now and I'm looking forward to the day it gets back up to 33 so I can wash my car!

Jan 05, 2017 07:28 PM #13
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


I have always liked snow . . . . just enjoy driving in it.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 05, 2017 07:35 PM #14
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 Yeah but a snowstorm for you is a blizzard for us. We get 3 inches of snow and it holds the our traffic forever Debbie Laity 

Jan 05, 2017 07:38 PM #15
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Debbie.  Snow two counties south of us.  Here there is just a dusting.  No closing of schools in our area.  Just another day at the office.

Jan 06, 2017 03:54 AM #16
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Whoa!  That is indeed a lot of snow, I hope that you are staying safe and warm my friend!

Jan 06, 2017 04:58 AM #17
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Stay safe Debbie! Your title is the best thing I've read all day, you gave me a great laugh.

Jan 06, 2017 09:30 AM #18
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Debbie, Good luck with this snow storm and as you said you folks are use to snow and driving. We have freezing temps with rain right now and we are not use to this type of condition at all.. 

Jan 06, 2017 12:20 PM #19
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Debbie - Well, I finally had to get the snow-blower out. We got 15" at the house and just stayed home yesterday. It wasn't so much the snow as the temperature - we hit -21° last night  but that's okay, it's going to in the 50's on Monday : )

Jan 06, 2017 01:18 PM #20
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

We had a dusting today but it did cover the roads. When it stopped the sun came out and melted it even though is never got about 21 degrees. When it is dangerous to drive I like to stay at home.

Jan 06, 2017 03:32 PM #21
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

OK I must shame Diane and myself into not bitching about "oh it was in the mid 40's last night...brutal cold.." stay warm Debbie

Jan 06, 2017 11:14 PM #22
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Debbie.  I am guessing that you won't be out showing homes this weekend.  

Jan 07, 2017 04:43 PM #23
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Debbie, Now that is a title … I would be staying at home where it is safe and warm. It takes planning too … knowing when storms are going to hit and making sure one has food and other necessary supplies. 

Jan 07, 2017 06:16 PM #24
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Well, so much for our snow - it was definitely lackluster today!!  I would love to have had more but, it was beautiful, what there was of it!  Love the title too - stay safe!

Jan 07, 2017 08:56 PM #25
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Debbie, by now your storm has most likely passed.  You are absolutely correct in not the amount of snow but more the conditions.  Be safe.  m

Jan 08, 2017 05:22 AM #26

This sort of thing is the reason the metro Phoenix area is so big now. You don't have to shovel sunshine or slide around the road on precipitation. I was in Cedaredge a week ago. Just beautiful, but just wait a couple of months and all that scenery will be under a blanket of mud and snow.

Aug 26, 2017 05:22 PM #27
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Timothy...thank goodness we do get snow so people in your area have water. A lot of it ends up down your way. It's part of an agreement that was made many years ago. Areas like mine have an agreement to send so much water (which comes from rain and melted snow) down to Lake Powell. 

Aug 27, 2017 07:02 AM #28
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