Digging Out

By: AP
By: AP

Colorado is recovering and cleaning up after a major snow storm. Three were people were left dead in its wake and thousands of customers are still waiting for their electricity to be restored.

A 73-year-old Denver woman died after she was struck by a falling tree limb while she swept snow Monday. The woman has been identified as Virginia "Ginny" McKibben, a former reporter for The Denver Post.

An unidentified man and a woman are dead after a van carrying eleven people struck a guardrail on Interstate 76 about 20 miles northeast of Denver. Authorities believe the weather was a factor in the accident.

Trees weighed down by snow fell on power lines, knocking out electricity to about a hundred-thousand homes and businesses. Crews are still trying to restore power to thousands of customers and some schools are still closed.

Up to 2 1/2 feet of snow fell in the mountains and 20 inches on the plains. Much of Interstate 70 was closed east of Denver to the Kansas border.

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