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87,000 without power after Colorado snowstorm

Colorado got a harsh introduction to winter overnight as 10 inches of heavy, wet snow snapped limbs and knocked out power to 87,000 people.

Snow falling at a rate of up to 2 inches per hour blanketed areas near Denver on the Front Range and Eastern Plains, according to the National Weather Service and Xcel Energy.

V. Richard Haro / Fort Collins Coloradoan via AP

Joe Reyes ducks under a tree that fell on his car follwing a snow storm in Fort Collins, Colo., on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.

Mark Fox / Summit Daily News via AP

Snow continues to fall as Bevan Frost walks through Frisco, Colo., on his way to skiing backcountry on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Up to 2 feet of snow was forecast for parts of Colorado's mountains.

Paul Aiken / The Daily Camera via AP

Mitch Buthod of the Boulder Forestry Dept. clears large limbs in Boulder, Colo., on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Read more on the impacts of the storm in our full story. DenverPost.com also has a good slideshow of photos from the storm.