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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

Storm drops snow in Colorado, could bring tornadoes to south

A powerful wintery storm dumped heavy snow on parts of Colorado on Tuesday while bringing the threat of tornadoes to millions in central and southern states.

Much of Interstate 70, Colorado's main east-west highway, was closed because of blizzard conditions on the state's Eastern Plains as well as in northwest Kansas, where up to 15 inches of snow and heavy winds are in the forecast. Dozens of semi-trailers and cars were lined up along the interstate and a nearby frontage road on Tuesday as strong winds blew snow across the road.

"I've got to go to Liberal, Kansas, and this is the best way to go. So I came this way not realizing that they were shutting the roads...