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I-70 east of Denver shut down by wind, blowing snow

January 22, 2018

Pedestrians struggle to move as high winds and light snow envelop the pair as they walk in Washington Park as a winter storm sweeps over Colorado's eastern plains and leaves up to a foot of snow in its wake Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Denver. Forecasters predict that the fast-moving storm will move out of the region by late afternoon and into the upper Midwest, creating potential problems for Monday-morning commuters. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Interstate 70 east of Denver is shut down because of high winds and blowing snow.

A stretch of about 170 miles between Aurora and Burlington near the Kansas border was closed in both directions Monday, a day after a winter storm moved through the state.

About a dozen flights have been canceled or delayed at Denver International Airport, partly due to a storm hitting Minneapolis. Airlines are working to catch up a day after about 200 flights from Denver, about 15 percent of the day’s schedule, were canceled because of snow.

About 6 inches (15.2 centimeters) fell at the airport while Wolf Creek Pass got 18 inches (46 centimeters) from the storm.

Another round of snow is expected in Colorado’s northern and central mountains Monday night and Tuesday.

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