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Colorado, Wyoming Hit Hard By Snowstorm

March 20, 2003

Colorado, Wyoming Hit Hard By Snowstorm
Officials in Colorado and Wyoming are recovering from the worst blizzard in nearly 100 years as seven feet of snow forced airports and highways to close this week.

According to, about 3,700 passengers were stranded waiting for the Denver International Airport to reopen today and parts of three interstates are closed in the Colorado area. National Guard troops have been called in to rescue stranded motorists while close to 1,500 highway travelers sought shelter with the Red Cross.

In Wyoming, the snowstorm caused at least two traffic fatalities and Interstates 25 and 80 remain closed. Interstate 70 was closed from the Rockies to the Kansas state line.

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