Calm after storm in Centennial

Denver metro blizzard conditions give way to apparently peaceful day

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The word “bombogenesis” may easily fade from memory in western Centennial, where the harrowing effects of the winter storm across the Front Range were hard to spot the next day.

Several school districts across the Denver metro area — including the Littleton and Cherry Creek districts — stayed closed a second day March 14, after blizzard conditions brought low visibility and high winds blowing snow sideways the day before.

But aside from some emergency vehicles still out and about, the mostly clear major roads and parking lots told little of the city-halting storm the day before.

Jesse Loar, 38, brought his three kids to deKoevend Park on South University Boulevard to go sledding.

“We managed to keep power and internet” yesterday, Loar said. “We have a lot of friends who didn't.”

Dwayne Fontenette, 53, shoveled snow off his sidewalk near South Colorado Boulevard in the morning. He worked from home and was able to avoid the storm outside the previous day.

Alongside him, an excited Xavier Saddler, 10, pointed out it was a “snow day — two days!”

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