Potent spring snowstorm in Wyoming, Colorado closes I-80

Colorado News

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A potent spring snowstorm has closed a 250-mile (400-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 80 in Wyoming.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation doesn’t expect the road between Cheyenne and Rock Springs to open any time soon as steady snow continues to fall across much of Wyoming and Colorado.

Hardest hit are Cheyenne and the Colorado Front Range area from Boulder to Fort Collins, though I-25 remains open. Snow is especially heavy in the the mountains, with some areas getting a foot (30 centimeters) or more. The National Weather Service expects snow to taper off Thursday night, followed by drier and gradually warmer weather through the weekend.

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