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Colorado reels under blizzard

Winter Storm News: Colorado, USA
Dec 21, 2006
A storm that began Wednesday and continued into Thursday afternoon dumped more than half a metre of snow on Colorado, bringing much of the state to a halt.
Schools, malls and offices were closed Thursday, the governor declared a state of emergency and 4,700 travellers spent the night at Denver International Airport after flights were cancelled.

The Colorado National Guard was rescuing stranded drivers flooding into shelters.
Mail deliveries were cancelled in the eastern part of the state. Avalanche warnings were issued in the mountains.
An afternoon notice on the airport website said it would not open until Friday. Cleaning crews could not keep up with the drifting and falling snow, a spokesman said.
More than 1,000 flights were cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday morning.

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