Snowstorm Weakens After Closing Stretch Of I-70

By: 11 News Email
By: 11 News Email

The Colorado National Guard delivered two trucks filled with cots, blankets and food saturday morning to hundreds of travelers stranded by a spring storm that dropped more than 3 feet of snow on the foothills west of Denver.

More than 500 people spent last night at three shelters after being stranded by the closure of an 80-mile stretch of interstate 70 in the mountains.

Most of I-70 between Vail and Golden remained closed, but transportation officials have begun opening portions of the highway east of Idaho Springs to start moving stranded traffic.

The National Weather Service says a mix of rain and snow is still falling across the state, including at Denver International Airport and in the suburbs south of Denver.

The weather service says the southern metro area could see another 2 to 5 inches before the snow tapers off this evening.

Denver International Airport was open and there was no word of any flight cancelations.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 43226342 -
Gray Television, Inc.