Life – and
traffic – is getting back to normal in the Rocky Mountains after
a record-breaking storm dumped feet of snow on Colorado and nearby
states, The Associated Press reported March 21.
highways were still blocked toward the end of the week, including
60 miles of I-70 west of Denver. To avert an avalanche on that
stretch, the Colorado Department of Transportation blasted snow
loose from nearby mountainsides.
a 70-mile-long portion of I-25 was still closed north of Cheyenne,
interstates were open, but sidestreets were still closed, with
many still sporting 4-foot-deep drifts despite 40-degree temperatures.