Blizzard strikes, shutting Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming roads
March 20, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Roads closed Thursday as a blizzard struck the high plains and dumped snow on the Rocky Mountains.
Highways closing included portions of Interstate 70 and I-76 in eastern Colorado. A mix of snow, freezing fog and wind up to 55 mph (88 kph) closed I-80 in southeastern Wyoming and western Nebraska.
The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for southeast Wyoming, Colorado's Eastern Plains and the western third of Nebraska.
Forecasters expected a foot (30 centimeters) of snow or more in the northern Colorado mountains.
But most skiers and snowboarders will n...