Snow wreaks havoc across state
March 19, 2010
The weekend started early for hundreds of Colorado students with a snow day, as drivers dealt with a storm that brought snowy, icy roads.
Multiple car accidents have closed Interstate 70 at the Avon interchange around 10:30 a.m. Earlier in the morning, authorities said accidents had blocked the eastbound lanes near Minturn.
Snow is expected to continue throughout the day.
Rocky Mountain National Park reported 10 inches of snow near Bear Lake as of 8 a.m. Friday. The National Weather Service said Boulder and Fort Collins reported about four inches.
Multiple accidents Friday morning closed westbound Interstate 70 at Morrison, west of Denver.
Winter storm warnings were in effect through 6 a.m. Saturday for cities including Aspen and Vail, with up to 18 inches of snow possible. Pitkin County officials reported ice and poor visibility Friday morning in Snowmass Village and on Colorado 82, which links I-70 to Aspen.