Colorado moun­tains could get up to 8 feet of snow

Dayton Daily News - - SCOREBOARD - As­so­ci­ated Press

DEN­VER — Snow that fore­cast­ers say could reach “epic pro­por­tions” is blan­ket­ing parts of western Colorado, leav­ing some cars along In­ter­state 70 stranded.

The snow isn’t ex­pected to make it to the east side of the Rock­ies, but winds of up 80 mph are bat­ter­ing the Colorado Springs area.

Prop­erty own­ers have told The Gazette of Colorado Springs that win­dows of sev­eral ve­hi­cles have been bro­ken by fly­ing rocks. Gusts top­pled a trac­tor-trailer on In­ter­state 25.

The Na­tional Weather Ser­vice says the cen­tral Colorado moun­tains could get up to a foot of snow to­day and the top of the Grand Mesa and ar­eas around Crested Butte above 9,000 feet could have 6 to 8 feet of snow by Thurs­day.

East­bound I-70 in Vail closed be­cause of ve­hi­cles stuck in the snow, but was re­opened Mon­day af­ter­noon.

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