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Winter storm closes roads in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska

drew carey, r m
Posted at 1:46 PM, Mar 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-14 14:47:07-04

DENVER (AP/KMTV) - A powerful late winter snowstorm intensified over the central Rocky Mountains with heavy snow and wind leading to airport and road closures, power outages and avalanche warnings in parts of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska.

The National Weather Service in Wyoming called it a “historic and crippling” winter storm that would cause extremely dangerous to impossible travel conditions through at least early Monday. Denver International Airport closed its runways just before noon Sunday and the Northern Colorado Regional Airport also closed.

The highest snowfall amount as of Sunday morning was 52 inches at Windy Peak in Wyoming's Laramie Range.

The storm is expected to be mostly a rainmaker for the Omaha metro.

Check Nebraska road conditions here.

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