A snow storm hit Colorado on Tuesday, dropping up to 2 feet of snow leading to a snowplow driving into a creek, hundreds of clogged roads and 425 flights canceled at Denver Airport.The storm also went over Utah.
Cities around Colorado state reported dozens of inches blanketing the areas. About 24 inches of snow fell in the west-central mountains near McClure Pass, the National Weather Service said. The town of Larkspur, in the foothills north of Colorado Springs, reported 17 inches of snow.
The snow tapered off Tuesday afternoon as the storm moved northeast, leaving behind drifts up to four feet high, towards Nebraska. It was the first big storm of the season for most of Colorado and Utah. Schools closed in some towns in at least four states.