Winter Storm in Colorado

By: AP
By: AP

A fast-moving winter storm is darting across Colorado's eastern plains Saturday morning, bringing whiteout conditions, high winds and drifting snow from Denver to Kansas.

Interstate 70 and most other major roadways on the plains are closed as officials report wind gusts of nearly 70 miles-per-hour and icy conditions.

The National Weather Service has most of the eastern part of the state under a blizzard warning, anticipating up to eight inches of snow by nightfall.

At Denver International Airport, many flights are taking off on time, but a power outage earlier this morning disabled reservation systems and created long lines at check-in.

Authorities blame the conditions for a 35-car pile-up on I-70 just east of Denver.

There are no serious injuries reported, but the highway is littered with disabled vehicles.


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