Feet of snow buries Colorado, Wyoming

Brunilde Fioravanti
Mag 20, 2017

The late snow caused all kinds of problems, including power outages, snapped trees that couldn't withstand the heavy snow on top of their fresh spring leaves, road closures, school closures and some high schools even had to reschedule and relocate graduation ceremonies at the last minute.

Interstate 80 and US Route 30 from Laramie to Cheyenne, Wyoming, were closed in both directions Thursday night due to the heavy snow.

"It could be ugly", said Robert Koopmeiners, a weather service meteorologist. Light snow or rain is possible through Friday evening but no additional accumulation is expected. A video posted to Instagram shows a group of residents making the most out of the snow by jumping on their snow buried trampoline and engaging in a friendly snow ball fight.

The Friday forecast calls for still more snow.

Thunderstorms with snow were reportedly moving through Park County on Thursday at about 1 p.m.

As expected, much of the snow that fell here at lower elevations melted shortly after hitting the ground.

BOULDER | A May snow dump across Colorado has prompted some emergency warming shelters to re-open after being closed for the season. Thursday's snow brings the seasonal snowfall total at DIA to 21.8 inches.

Rocky Mountain National Park, located between Grand Lake and Estes Park, received a full two-feet of snow on Thursday. The heaviest rate of snow and greatest chance of slippery conditions around Denver will continue through Friday morning.

It will be mostly sunny on Saturday with a high of around 55 degrees.

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