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Winter Storm Blasts Colorado, Heads East

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0  Updated at 1:06 pm, February 4th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Hemera/Thinkstock(DENVER) — After blasting parts of Colorado with up to 6 feet of snow, the strongest storm of the winter season is now on track to pummel the central plains.

A winter storm warning was issued for parts of western Nebraska, northeastern Kansas and southeastern Iowa.

A little over a foot of snow blanketed parts of Nebraska overnight Friday. Impaired visibility also prompted officials to close Interstate 70, which connects Kansas and Denver, as well as a portion of the eastbound I-70, which connects Denver to the town of Limon.

The storm also caused an avalanche of 600 flights, including arrivals and departures, to be canceled from Denver International Airport Friday.

Ski resorts in the Colorado area were enjoying the fresh powder and hoped it would entice people to hit the slopes this weekend.

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