DENVER – A late spring storm has dumped heavy, wet snow in Colorado and Wyoming, canceling flights and snapping newly greened up tree limbs.
The check in lines were long at Denver International Airport on Tuesday morning with travelers from earlier canceled flights hoping to fly out.
In western Colorado, a rock slide has closed Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon along the Colorado River. The area is prone to slides especially after wet weather and temperature fluctuations. No vehicles were hit by the rocks.
Denver’s airport got 3.4 inches of snow but some areas near Colorado Springs got a foot or more. Downed tree limbs littered streets in metro Denver. May snowfall is fairly common there but usually not this late.
Up to 9 inches of snow was reported in the Cheyenne, Wyoming, area.