A blizzard in Denver dumped more than 2 feet of snow this weekend, according to Fox News.
Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska are now digging out after the huge winter storm
“Denver International Airport measured 27.1 inches of snow making it the 4th biggest snowstorm in Denver Weather History dating back to 1881.”
NWS says “blizzard conditions in parts of the area have since subsided as the storm center slowly makes its way eastward into the central Plains.”
“Nevertheless, a band of moderate snow with some mixed precipitation is moving across the Midwest and should reach the upper Midwest and lower Michigan by tonight,” it added.
The NWS called it a “historic and crippling” winter storm.
“We had several plows drive off the roadway due to limited to zero visibility,” The Wyoming Department of Transportation said.
#WinterStormXylia: There are currently 48 stranded or stuck motorist calls pending in the city. The majority of those calls are in NE and SE Aurora. The road and weather conditions are so poor that even some of our first responders are waiting for assistance. pic.twitter.com/BCZ0HbvsjY
— Aurora Police Dept ❄️ (@AuroraPD) March 14, 2021
Denver public schools are taking snow days.
Denver International Airport runways are currently closed.
From Fox News:
An avalanche also blocked Colorado Highway 14 in north-central Colorado on Sunday, the Department of Transportation said.
The heaviest snowfall in that state occurred near Buckhorn Mountain, which measured at least 42 inches as of late Sunday night, according to NWS data.