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Spring Storm Expected To Dump Snow In Colorado, Wyoming

Jackie Hai
In this file photo dated Feb. 22, 2019, snow falls on State Highway 119 west of Boulder.

Officials are warning drivers traveling through a broad swath of central Colorado and Wyoming to be prepared for snow and ice as a late spring storm passes through.

The National Weather Service issued winter weather warnings Monday from central Wyoming south through Colorado to the New Mexico line.

Weather-related crashes already were being reported on mountain roads in Colorado, where weather service officials predict between 8 and 18 inches of snow and wind gusts as high as 35 mph.

Collisions have closed eastbound Interstate 70 near the Eisenhower Tunnel.

In Wyoming, between 10 and 20 inches of snow are forecast to fall. Cheyenne and Laramie are under winter weather advisories, where up to 6 inches of snow could fall through Tuesday morning.

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