A storm dumping heavy snow buried highways in Colorado and Wyoming Tuesday, prompted school closures in Nebraska and forced more than 1 000 travelers to sleep overnight in Denver’s airport after hundreds of flights were canceled as the busy Thanksgiving week travel period went into high gear.
That storm was heading toward South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin - and another storm in the Pacific Ocean was moving toward California, Oregon and Nevada.
At Denver International Airport, about 18 centimeters was on the ground by Tuesday morning with more expected in the afternoon. Windy conditions reduced visibility, prompting the cancellation of about 30 percent of the airport’s average daily 1 600 flights. About 1 100 people spent the night at the airport.