Blowing snow shuts down Colorado interstate

Courtesy: Kansas First News

DENVER (AP) — Interstate 70 in eastern Colorado is shut down into Kansas because of strong winds and blowing snow.

The highway was closed between Limon and Goodland, Kansas on Tuesday as wind gusts reached up to around 60 mph on the Eastern Plains.

To the west, U.S. Highway 285 was closed from Fairplay to Kenosha Pass because of blowing and drifting snow.

Snow is tapering off in the mountains but traffic was still slow headed to the mountains, with long delays at the Eisenhower Tunnel.

Another round is expected to move into Colorado on Christmas Day.

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