Colorado, Wyoming Snowstorms Make for Messy Mother's Day Travels

Image: Colorado, Wyoming Snowstorms Make for Messy Mother's Day Travels A pair of tulips stick out of a drift of snow in Denver after a spring storm packing heavy winds and up to six inches of snow swept over the Centennial State.

Monday, 12 May 2014 10:06 AM

By Michael Mullins

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Colorado and Wyoming snowstorms brought more than a foot of snow on Sunday in some areas of the states, leading to road closures and some car accidents as people attempted to visit loved ones on Mother's Day.

The severe weather prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter storm warning for most of northern Colorado and parts of southern Wyoming for all of Sunday and for Monday morning, The Associated Press reported.

Interstate 70, just west of Denver, and parts of Interstate 25, were among the Colorado roads closed due to the snowstorms.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll
"May snow certainly isn't unheard of here in Colorado, even down in the Denver metro area," David Barjenbruch, a weather service meteorologist in Boulder, told the AP. "If we see the total accumulations that we are anticipating from this storm, we are certainly going to see a top 10 May snow event for the Denver metro area."

The snowfall, which ranged from four to 15 inches, was accompanied by frigid temperatures Sunday evening into Monday morning.

The severe weather also caused delays and cancellations at Denver International Airport overnight on Sunday.

"At this point we are seeing some delays with our airlines while they are getting their de-icing operations up and running, and we do expect the airlines to be fully de-icing in the morning," Denver International Airport spokeswoman Julie Smith said.

About 25 flights were canceled Monday morning because of the weather, The Denver Post reported.

While Denver's temperature is expected to remain frigid through Monday night, local forecasts predict an increase in temperatures to the low 60s by mid-week, likely melting away much of the slow that came down over the weekend.

In addition to the snow that blanketed parts of Colorado and Wyoming, the National Weather Service also issued thunderstorm and tornado warnings Sunday in Nebraska and Iowa.

Approximately 18,000 utility customers in Nebraska lost power Sunday as a result of the severe weather, of which some 6,200 people remained without power Monday morning, the AP noted.

Urgent: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk in Minutes. Click Here.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
[Error loading the WebPart '']
Value cannot be null. Parameter name: virtualPath
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Baby Jesus Stolen From Church Nativity, Replaced by Severed Pig Head

Friday, 26 Dec 2014 18:40 PM

Sometime between Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, someone stole baby Jesus from a Massachusetts church's nativity sc . . .

Transit Officers Help Deliver Baby on Philly Subway on Christmas Day

Friday, 26 Dec 2014 18:03 PM

Two Philadelphia transit police officers helped to deliver a baby on Christmas day after the mother's water broke on a s . . .

Mall of Georgia Flash Mob Wedding Takes Bride by Surprise (Video)

Friday, 26 Dec 2014 17:39 PM

A bride planning to take photos was surprised at the Mall of Georgia with a flash mob and a wedding, all arranged by her . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved