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Gov. Polis activates National Guard as April blizzard moves in

Posted at 2:35 PM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 16:35:24-04

DENVER — The Colorado National Guard are on standby as a powerful spring storm moves into the state.

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Gov. Jared Polis activated around 50 National Guard soldiers along the Front Range to assist with any potential rescue efforts that stem from the April blizzard. Additionally, 24 vehicles will be deployed, including light and medium tactical vehicles, a heavy tactical mobility truck and smaller support vehicles.

"The Colorado National Guard can get anywhere where we're needed with out tracked and high-wheeled vehicles," Joint Task Force-Centennial Commander U.S. Army Col. Scott Sherman said in a statement. "The CONG is always ready, always there to assist our neighbors to save lives, prevent suffering, and mitigate great property damage."

National Guard soldiers were activated during the March 13 bomb cyclone and rescued at least 93 people from stranded vehicles.