2006 Holiday Blizzards

The holiday blizzards in 2006 put a huge dent in thousands of travelers' holiday plans, crippled city services and closed Denver International Airport. ... Top right: Ellie Garrett, Bottom right: Photo in Douglas County by Ann Pritzlaff, Bottom left: Photo by Randy West of Shane, 7. "He is quite the acrobat and loves to make people laugh. He asked me to 'send this photo to CBS4 to show the funner side of the blizzard.'" Top left: Photo by Monica Martinez of Firestone of Dominic Martinez. She wrote "This blizzard really was a great bonding experience for my family! Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to have loving and caring people around us. The blizzard seemed to be perfect timing for an all-around AWESOME Christmas!"
Snow Jumps The holiday blizzards in 2006 put a huge dent in thousands of travelers' holiday plans, crippled city services and closed Denver International Airport. ... Top right: Ellie Garrett, Bottom right: Photo in Douglas County by Ann Pritzlaff, Bottom left: Photo by Randy West of Shane, 7. "He is quite the acrobat and loves to make people laugh. He asked me to 'send this photo to CBS4 to show the funner side of the blizzard.'" Top left: Photo by Monica Martinez of Firestone of Dominic Martinez. She wrote "This blizzard really was a great bonding experience for my family! Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to have loving and caring people around us. The blizzard seemed to be perfect timing for an all-around AWESOME Christmas!"
The holiday blizzards in 2006 put a huge dent in thousands of travelers' holiday plans, crippled city services and closed Denver International Airport. ...Right: Photo by Jim Ashworth in Broomfield ... Left: Caroline Bradley and Kathryn Kuypers liked the taste of snowflakes.
Snow Faces The holiday blizzards in 2006 put a huge dent in thousands of travelers' holiday plans, crippled city services and closed Denver International Airport. ...Right: Photo by Jim Ashworth in Broomfield ... Left: Caroline Bradley and Kathryn Kuypers liked the taste of snowflakes.
De-Icing crews remove snow and ice from a plane that has been grounded due to a recent blizzard at Denver International Airport December 22, 2006 in Denver, Colorado. On Friday the clean-up began after the storm left thousands of travelers stranded and also caused a shut down of the city and highways exiting Denver. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards De-Icing crews remove snow and ice from a plane that has been grounded due to a recent blizzard at Denver International Airport December 22, 2006 in Denver, Colorado. On Friday the clean-up began after the storm left thousands of travelers stranded and also caused a shut down of the city and highways exiting Denver. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
The holiday blizzards in 2006 put a huge dent in thousands of travelers' holiday plans, crippled city services and closed Denver International Airport. ...Right: Cody Smith photo taken at Peoria and Iliff in Aurora ... Left: Chris took this photo of a plow truck on fire in Littleton near the entrance to Colorado Mills Mall in Littleton, Colo., behind Costco.
Vehicles Catch Fire The holiday blizzards in 2006 put a huge dent in thousands of travelers' holiday plans, crippled city services and closed Denver International Airport. ...Right: Cody Smith photo taken at Peoria and Iliff in Aurora ... Left: Chris took this photo of a plow truck on fire in Littleton near the entrance to Colorado Mills Mall in Littleton, Colo., behind Costco.
Snow People
Snow People
Top left: Photo taken at 46th and Zuni on Dec. 22. The little girl is Nyallie. Top Right: Alta Valliant took this photo of "the neighborhood snowman we built in the middle of the sidewalk" at 3100 block of Benton St. in Wheat Ridge. Bottom right: Jamie Mohr-Sullivan sent this photo of the chairs on her back porch "dressing for the weather." Bottom Left: John Stadler of Boulder writes: "I made a mammoth snow man at my brother's residence in Erie, CO. His name is Jabba the Snowman."
Dani, 10, in Berthoud had a birthday party on Jan. 6, 2006, and they "went from the hot tub to the snow and back numerous times." Here the group stands next to a snow cave she built with her cousin Ryan Mullan, 24, who recently served in the military.
Snow Party Dani, 10, in Berthoud had a birthday party on Jan. 6, 2006, and they "went from the hot tub to the snow and back numerous times." Here the group stands next to a snow cave she built with her cousin Ryan Mullan, 24, who recently served in the military.
Randi Colberg (L), with daughter Journey, 6, and Tamara Borrmann (R), with son Parker, 6, skate at the Winterskate outdoor skating rink Dec. 28, 2006, in Louisville. (Photo by Kevin Moloney/Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards Randi Colberg (L), with daughter Journey, 6, and Tamara Borrmann (R), with son Parker, 6, skate at the Winterskate outdoor skating rink Dec. 28, 2006, in Louisville. (Photo by Kevin Moloney/Getty Images)
The holiday blizzards in 2006 put a huge dent in thousands of travelers' holiday plans, crippled city services and closed Denver International Airport. ... Jennifer Burgess took this picture after the sun broke through in Bailey.
Bailey After Storm The holiday blizzards in 2006 put a huge dent in thousands of travelers' holiday plans, crippled city services and closed Denver International Airport. ... Jennifer Burgess took this picture after the sun broke through in Bailey.
Marc Hodel of Lakewood, home for Christmas Break from West Point, found it a challenge to get his car out of the driveway.
Home For The Holidays Marc Hodel of Lakewood, home for Christmas Break from West Point, found it a challenge to get his car out of the driveway.
James and Sharon Hanna of Northglenn "after the back-to-back snowstorms at the beginning of this year. We are holding peace signs for 2007 on our fingers."
Peace Signs James and Sharon Hanna of Northglenn "after the back-to-back snowstorms at the beginning of this year. We are holding peace signs for 2007 on our fingers."
John Hickenlooper, mayor of Denver during the storm, showed off how road plowing was being handled. (credit: CBS)
2006 Holiday Blizzards John Hickenlooper, mayor of Denver during the storm, showed off how road plowing was being handled. (credit: CBS)
The holiday blizzards in 2006 put a huge dent in thousands of travelers' holiday plans, crippled city services and closed Denver International Airport. ... Left: Cory Shannon sent this photo "Kitty vs. Snowdrift" ... Right: Jenni in Fort Collins took this photo of a pet ferret in the snow.
So Much Snow The holiday blizzards in 2006 put a huge dent in thousands of travelers' holiday plans, crippled city services and closed Denver International Airport. ... Left: Cory Shannon sent this photo "Kitty vs. Snowdrift" ... Right: Jenni in Fort Collins took this photo of a pet ferret in the snow.
The holiday blizzards in 2006 put a huge dent in thousands of travelers' holiday plans, crippled city services and closed Denver International Airport. ... Ed Greene, Dave Aguilera (background) in the Colorado Weather Center on Dec. 21, 2006.
Busy Forecasters The holiday blizzards in 2006 put a huge dent in thousands of travelers' holiday plans, crippled city services and closed Denver International Airport. ... Ed Greene, Dave Aguilera (background) in the Colorado Weather Center on Dec. 21, 2006.
Calvin Funk sent CBS4 this photo on Dec. 22, 2006, when the snow was falling hard with the caption: "Frosty's Demise -- It's even dangerous for snowmen out there."
Frosty's Demise Calvin Funk sent CBS4 this photo on Dec. 22, 2006, when the snow was falling hard with the caption: "Frosty's Demise -- It's even dangerous for snowmen out there."
Stranded travelers sleep on cots in the Denver International Airport terminal after a snow storm shut down operations for two days December 22. 2006 in Denver. Flights were canceled after a blizzard dropped over two feet of snow and closed highways in and out of Denver.  (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards Stranded travelers sleep on cots in the Denver International Airport terminal after a snow storm shut down operations for two days December 22. 2006 in Denver. Flights were canceled after a blizzard dropped over two feet of snow and closed highways in and out of Denver. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
A departure board shows multiple 'cancelled' announcements at Denver International Airport on Dec. 22, 2006. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards A departure board shows multiple 'cancelled' announcements at Denver International Airport on Dec. 22, 2006. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
Frontier planes get deiced at Denver International Airport. (credit: CBS)
2006 Holiday Blizzards Frontier planes get deiced at Denver International Airport. (credit: CBS)
The holiday blizzards in 2006 put a huge dent in thousands of travelers' holiday plans, crippled city services and closed Denver International Airport. ... The Wiley family took this photo at their home in Firestone.
Cheers The holiday blizzards in 2006 put a huge dent in thousands of travelers' holiday plans, crippled city services and closed Denver International Airport. ... The Wiley family took this photo at their home in Firestone.
The holiday blizzards in 2006 put a huge dent in thousands of travelers' holiday plans, crippled city services and closed Denver International Airport. ... Photo of snowplows on on the Highland Bridge in Denver by Jeff and Cindy Newton.
Plows Out In Force The holiday blizzards in 2006 put a huge dent in thousands of travelers' holiday plans, crippled city services and closed Denver International Airport. ... Photo of snowplows on on the Highland Bridge in Denver by Jeff and Cindy Newton.
(credit: CBS)
2006 Holiday Blizzards (credit: CBS)
Emma Ierley-Moss (L), 14, and Daisy Brooks, 16, walk up a snowy streets December 28, 2006 in Louisville. (Photo by Kevin Moloney/Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards Emma Ierley-Moss (L), 14, and Daisy Brooks, 16, walk up a snowy streets December 28, 2006 in Louisville. (Photo by Kevin Moloney/Getty Images)
Nathan Lunt took this photo he titled "Colorado Driveway."
Colorado Driveway Nathan Lunt took this photo he titled "Colorado Driveway."
(credit: CBS)
2006 Holiday Blizzards (credit: CBS)
Karen Moreno took this photo in Lamar.
Deep Snow In Lamar Karen Moreno took this photo in Lamar.
Rental cars sit at Denver International Airport burried in over 3 feet of snow Dec. 21, 2006. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards Rental cars sit at Denver International Airport burried in over 3 feet of snow Dec. 21, 2006. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
David Espinoza sent this photo of a physically disabled man clearing a driveway.
Driveway Clearing David Espinoza sent this photo of a physically disabled man clearing a driveway.
The Kientz Family was supposed to fly out of Denver but got stuck clearing the snow.
Plans Dashed The Kientz Family was supposed to fly out of Denver but got stuck clearing the snow.
Travelers drive down Highway 225 east of Denver while signs flash closed highways ahead December 21, 2006 in Denver, Colorado. Heavy snow came in early Wednesday December 20 and shut down Denver International Airport stranding passengers overnight and closed highways out of Colorado in all directions. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards Travelers drive down Highway 225 east of Denver while signs flash closed highways ahead December 21, 2006 in Denver, Colorado. Heavy snow came in early Wednesday December 20 and shut down Denver International Airport stranding passengers overnight and closed highways out of Colorado in all directions. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
From Genie Ketterl in Castle Rock: a "drift on my porch; very artistic."
Artistic Snow From Genie Ketterl in Castle Rock: a "drift on my porch; very artistic."
(credit: CBS)
2006 Holiday Blizzards (credit: CBS)
Gloria Gamboa took this photo in Lamar.
Snow Angel Gloria Gamboa took this photo in Lamar.
This tall man (6-foot-3) was trying to dig Stephanie Peterson's car out.
Tall Man, Deep Snow This tall man (6-foot-3) was trying to dig Stephanie Peterson's car out.
Snow movers work to clear the runways at Denver International Airport Dec. 22, 2006. On Friday the clean-up began a recent blizzard left thousands of travelers stranded and also caused a shut down of the city and highways exiting Denver.  (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards Snow movers work to clear the runways at Denver International Airport Dec. 22, 2006. On Friday the clean-up began a recent blizzard left thousands of travelers stranded and also caused a shut down of the city and highways exiting Denver. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
Brent and Cole Johnson of Evergreen are featured in this photo.
ATV Plowing Brent and Cole Johnson of Evergreen are featured in this photo.
CBS4 photographer Tom Meyers took this photo on Dec. 21, 2006, at around noon.
Special Delivery CBS4 photographer Tom Meyers took this photo on Dec. 21, 2006, at around noon.
Sara & Wilfrid Lantonkpode took this photo of their children Eric and Marc enjoying the blizzard ("sledding downhill from our driveway after building their snowman!")
Driveway Sledding Sara & Wilfrid Lantonkpode took this photo of their children Eric and Marc enjoying the blizzard ("sledding downhill from our driveway after building their snowman!")
Traffic begins to back up as snow falls on U.S. Highway 36 December 28, 2006 in Louisville. (Photo by Kevin Moloney/Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards Traffic begins to back up as snow falls on U.S. Highway 36 December 28, 2006 in Louisville. (Photo by Kevin Moloney/Getty Images)
Pepsi Center workers clear snow prior to the game between the Seattle SuperSonics and the Denver Nuggets on Dec. 28, 2006, at the Pepsi Center. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards Pepsi Center workers clear snow prior to the game between the Seattle SuperSonics and the Denver Nuggets on Dec. 28, 2006, at the Pepsi Center. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
The Skinner family sent this photo of Maddyson, 2 (in pink), and Grace, 4 (in purple), "playing in the snowcave that daddy had built for them just outside our front door."
Snow Cave The Skinner family sent this photo of Maddyson, 2 (in pink), and Grace, 4 (in purple), "playing in the snowcave that daddy had built for them just outside our front door."
Stranded passengers rest at the closed Denver International Airport on Dec. 22. 2006. Flights have been cancelled due to a winter storm that hit the city. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards Stranded passengers rest at the closed Denver International Airport on Dec. 22. 2006. Flights have been cancelled due to a winter storm that hit the city. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
Stranded passengers rest at the closed Denver International Airport on Dec. 22. 2006. Flights have been cancelled due to a winter storm that hit the city. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards Stranded passengers rest at the closed Denver International Airport on Dec. 22. 2006. Flights have been cancelled due to a winter storm that hit the city. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
People skate past an inflatable snow globe at the Winterskate outdoor skating rink December 28, 2006 in Louisville. (Photo by Kevin Moloney/Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards People skate past an inflatable snow globe at the Winterskate outdoor skating rink December 28, 2006 in Louisville. (Photo by Kevin Moloney/Getty Images)
De-Icing crews try to get a Continental Airlines plane clear of snow and ice at Denver International Airport Dec. 20, 2006. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards De-Icing crews try to get a Continental Airlines plane clear of snow and ice at Denver International Airport Dec. 20, 2006. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
Snow movers work to clear the runways at Denver International Airport Dec. 22, 2006. On Friday the clean-up began a recent blizzard left thousands of travelers stranded and also caused a shut down of the city and highways exiting Denver.  (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards Snow movers work to clear the runways at Denver International Airport Dec. 22, 2006. On Friday the clean-up began a recent blizzard left thousands of travelers stranded and also caused a shut down of the city and highways exiting Denver. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
Parker Borrmann, 6, takes a playful tumble from a sled pulled by mom Tamara Borrmann (R) at the Winterskate outdoor skating rink December 28, 2006 in Louisville. (Photo by Kevin Moloney/Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards Parker Borrmann, 6, takes a playful tumble from a sled pulled by mom Tamara Borrmann (R) at the Winterskate outdoor skating rink December 28, 2006 in Louisville. (Photo by Kevin Moloney/Getty Images)
Stranded passengers rest at the closed Denver International Airport on Dec. 22. 2006. Flights have been cancelled due to a winter storm that hit the city. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards Stranded passengers rest at the closed Denver International Airport on Dec. 22. 2006. Flights have been cancelled due to a winter storm that hit the city. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
Stranded passengers rest at the closed Denver International Airport on Dec. 22. 2006. Flights have been cancelled due to a winter storm that hit the city. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards Stranded passengers rest at the closed Denver International Airport on Dec. 22. 2006. Flights have been cancelled due to a winter storm that hit the city. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
(credit: CBS)
2006 Holiday Blizzards (credit: CBS)
Frances Purcell, 10, tosses a ball for her dogs playing at a local dog park as new snow falls Dec. 28, 2006, in Louisville. (Photo by Kevin Moloney/Getty Images)
2006 Holiday Blizzards Frances Purcell, 10, tosses a ball for her dogs playing at a local dog park as new snow falls Dec. 28, 2006, in Louisville. (Photo by Kevin Moloney/Getty Images)
Ellie Garrett jumps into the snow.
Bikini Jump Ellie Garrett jumps into the snow.
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