Dangerous Travel Conditions


Colorado's latest snowstorm continues to cause problems for travelers all across the state. More than two feet of snow blanketed the foothills west of Denver.

Slick, icy conditions caused the shutdown of Interstate 70 from Denver, east to the Kansas state line. However, Interstate 70 west of Denver is currently open.

National Guard troops rescued 46 people from a bus that slid off a highway outside Springfield in southeastern Colorado Friday. The bus was carrying members of a youth group from a Methodist church from Texas on their way to Crested Butte for their annual ski trip.

During an afternoon news conference, Colorado Governor Bill Owens called on Coloradoans to stay off the roads, if possible, while the storm continues to move through. He said if you have to drive somewhere, make sure you're prepared with plenty of gas and supplies.

At Denver International Airport Friday morning, major airlines cancelled 15 to 20 percent of their flights. Airport officials say about six hundred people spent the night at the airport but that was a lot less than the thousands of travelers that were stranded at the airport during last week's blizzard.

Greyhound cancelled all trips out of Denver on Friday.

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