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Colorado Buried Under Snowfall Measured in Feet From March Blizzard While the Plains Deal with Severe

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It has been a wacky week for weather for portions of the central and southern U.S. with a major snow storm slamming the Denver area and severe storms impacting the nation's heartland and into the Southeast. Here is a look back at what the second week of March delivered.

Denver Buried Under March Snow Storm

Portions of Colorado were buried under over 3 feet of snow after a major winter weather maker pushed over the Rockies and into the Denver area. Local officials were warning residents to stay off the roads after they were forced to close some stretches of Interstate 70 on Thursday morning. The Colorado Highway Patrol closed 90 miles between mile marker 169 and mile marker 259. The closure will remain in effect until at least noon Friday.

The Denver Police Department reported multiple accidents throughout the Mile High City. This included a vehicle that crashed into a concrete barrier along Interstate 25 in the suburb of Centennial.

The snow began falling late Wednesday across the Denver metro area. Most of the city had picked up 6 to 12 inches of snow by noon Thursday. As is typical, the southern and western foothills saw the highest amount of accumulation, with measurements recorded in feet.

For instance, West Aspen Springs had recorded 45.5 inches of fresh snow by Thursday afternoon. The nearby towns of Aspen Park, Conifer, Golden Gate Canyon, and Rollinsville all reported at least 3 feet of snow.


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