OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A tornado touched down Wednesday in western Nebraska, leveling a farmhouse near North Platte and damaging five other homes. Two people received minor injuries.

As severe weather also struck Wisconsin, Colorado and Wyoming, the tornado touched down for about 20 minutes 13 miles east of North Platte.

Power was knocked out and a husband and wife were injured when their farmhouse and four of their vehicles were destroyed, said Lincoln County emergency management director Deb Bertrand.

Five other farmhouses had severe damage, with most losing roofs, Bertrand said. Farm equipment, vehicles, livestock and other buildings were destroyed.

``This is stunning,'' Bertrand said. ``Every single family that I stopped and talked to was utterly in shock and trying to carry on.

``It broke your heart to see the destruction that happened so quickly and so completely.''

Farther west, snow and rain closed down roads in Colorado and Wyoming, snapped tree limbs, knocked out power and forced stream out of their banks. The closures included Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie, where 6 inches of snow fell Wednesday and another 6 inches were possible overnight.

Tornadoes swept across Colorado's northeastern plains, but no injuries were reported. In the mountains west of Denver, Loveland Pass was expected to remain closed through Thursday morning because of blizzard conditions.

In Wisconsin, heavy rain produced flash flooding. In Vernon County, along the Minnesota and Iowa state lines, authorities fearing high water moved 300 schoolchildren who were camping at Sidie Hollow Park while intersections were swamped in La Crosse.

The children, who attend various Waldorf schools throughout Wisconsin, were taken to a nearby school to spend the night, said Shane Nottestad, a sheriff's dispatcher.