Winter Storm Pounds Colorado

Denver could see historic snowfall
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2012 10:48 AM CST
Winter Storm Pounds Colorado
A jogger runs in Denver snow.   (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

(Newser) – Heavy snowfall in Colorado has shut down sections of I-70 and I-25 amid a number of accidents, as snow piled up at two inches per hour on the Eastern Plains. An area near Denver has already seen a foot and a half of snow, and another foot is likely in some regions, experts tell the AP. Northeastern Colorado is facing a blizzard warning through tomorrow, with possible 30mph winds likely halting travel.

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Some 150 flights were canceled at Denver's airport. If snowfall breaks 22.1 inches, the storm will become one of the top 10 biggest the city has ever seen. Shoppers prepared for the storm last night, rushing into stores for essentials like bread and milk—not to mention alcohol. "It was more like a Friday than a Thursday," says a liquor store worker. Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming could also see parts of the storm. (Read more Colorado stories.)

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