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Spring snow hits Pikes Peak region

Much-needed precipitation fell Thursday in the Colorado Springs area.

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A traffic light at the East Uintah Street and North Hancock Avenue intersection is covered by snow Thursday, April 3, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Cars pass by the Bijou exit on I-25 as as snow continues to fall across the Pikes Peak region Thursday, April 3, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Snow-covered bushes line the banks of Monument Creek as snow continues to fall across the Pikes Peak region Thursday, April 3, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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A runner gets in a morning workout along the Pikes Peak Greenway trail as snow continues to fall across the Pikes Peak region Thursday, April 3, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Cars travel along East Unitah Street as snow continues to fall across the Pikes Peak region Thursday, April 3, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Snow in the Old Colorado City neighborhood of Colorado Springs on Thursday. (Dalton Walker, The Gazette)

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The commute was slow for many, but Interstate 25 at the Bijou exit was moving along fine Thursday morning. (Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette)

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Snow on the west side of Colorado Springs. (Joanna Bean, The Gazette)

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Snow on the west side of Colorado Springs. (Joanna Bean, The Gazette)

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Early blooming purple flowers find partial shelter under a tree at the The Demonstration Gardens in Monument Valley Park on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Early blooming purple flowers find partial shelter under a tree at the The Demonstration Gardens in Monument Valley Park on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Deer forage in the snow in Rockrimmong Thursday, April 3, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Traffic amid the snow on Austin Bluffs and Academy on Thursday morning. (Joe Hight, The Gazette)

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A rabbit lays in the snow before dashing back under a bush at the The Demonstration Gardens in Monument Valley Park on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
A rabbit lays in the snow before dashing back under a bush at the The Demonstration Gardens in Monument Valley Park on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Mike Graumann clears a few inches of snow off of the vehicles for sale at Helton Auto Sales on S. Tejon St. on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Mike Graumann clears a few inches of snow off of the vehicles for sale at Helton Auto Sales on S. Tejon St. on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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A hanging basket of blooming violas is hung by Zelda Morris at the Broadmoor Hotel on Thursday, April 3, 2014 during the snowstorm. Morris, who works in the landscaping department, said that violas are
A hanging basket of blooming violas is hung by Zelda Morris at the Broadmoor Hotel on Thursday, April 3, 2014 during the snowstorm. Morris, who works in the landscaping department, said that violas are "the toughest little flower on the planet" and we would be just fine in the snow. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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"The Caretaker" keeps watch through snow, rain and sunshine everyday at the The Demonstration Gardens in Monument Valley Park on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Spring snow may be irritating to many, but can be a photographer's paradise. Diane Alexander looks up at a frosty willow tree near a pond in Monument Valley Park on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Spring snow may be irritating to many, but can be a photographer's paradise. Diane Alexander looks up at a frosty willow tree near a pond in Monument Valley Park on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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A hanging flower basket with violas at the Broadmoor Hotel  continue blooming under a blanket of snow on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
A hanging flower basket with violas at the Broadmoor Hotel continue blooming under a blanket of snow on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Autumn Koontz, 9, throws her sled tube up a hill next to Woodland Park Middle School as she makes her way up to the top for another run Thursday, April 3, 2014. All Woodland Park schools closed due to the weather. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Pamela Koontz plows through a snow bank as she sleds down a hill next to Woodland Park Middle School with her kids and husband Thursday, April 3, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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040414 WINTER WEATHER
Several inches of snow swept across Monument, Colorado Thursday, April 3, 2014. Photo by Mason Trinca, The Gazette

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Several inches of snow swept across Monument, Colorado Thursday, April 3, 2014. Photo by Mason Trinca, The Gazette

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040414 WINTER WEATHER
Several inches of snow swept across Monument, Colorado Thursday, April 3, 2014. Photo by Mason Trinca, The Gazette

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Students walk across the Colorado College campus Thursday, April 3, 2014, as a spring snowstorm blankets Colorado Springs. A couple inches fell in the downtown area overnight and more snow is forecasted for Thursday.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Students walk across the Colorado College campus Thursday, April 3, 2014, as a spring snowstorm blankets Colorado Springs. A couple inches fell in the downtown area overnight and more snow is forecasted for Thursday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

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