A Colorado and Wyoming snow storm introduced as much as a foot of snow to the area, blanketing properties and roadways and sending temperatures plunging in a single day through the weekend.
The storm precipitated crashes, snarled visitors and quickly closed some main highways attributable to icy situations.
The heaviest snow fell in an space stretching from Boulder, Colorado, via Wyoming to Montana’s Beartooth Mountains. The Nationwide Climate Service reported snowfall measuring between three and 13 inches (eight to 33 centimeters) south of Sheridan, Wyoming, over the past 24 hours.
About three inches (eight centimeters) of snow fell in Denver, the place the temperature dropped from 60 levels (16C) on Saturday to 20 levels (-7C) Sunday morning.
A winter climate advisory was issued throughout the area, with the snow forecast to cease falling Sunday afternoon. A further 2 inches (5 centimeters) was anticipated to fall round Fort Morgan on Sunday morning.
Heavy snow was anticipated to fall in mountainous areas via Monday morning, together with contains as much as 12 inches (30 centimeters) forecast to fall on Pikes Peak close to Colorado Springs.
The storm shut down Interstate 25 on the Colorado-Wyoming state line for almost 11 hours from Saturday night time till Sunday morning.
Officers quickly closed components of main highways in Wyoming and Colorado, together with Interstate 80, Interstate 70, U.S. Freeway 287, U.S. Freeway 85 and U.S. Freeway 87. Most had been later reopened or set to reopen later Sunday.
Transportation officers in Wyoming and Colorado reported a number of crashes, together with one which blocked eastbound lanes on I-80 in southeastern Wyoming.
Hazardous driving situations will stay within the space after the snow stops coming down Sunday, the Nationwide Climate Service mentioned in a press release.
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