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Hundreds Trapped on Colorado Highway in Record-Breaking Storm

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    Hundreds Trapped on Colorado Highway in Record-Breaking Storm
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    A woman clears snow off of her car in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. A powerful spring blizzard stranded travelers at Denver's airport and shut down hundreds of miles of highway in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska as it spread into the Midwest on Wednesday.

    Driving conditions across Colorado remained treacherous early Thursday after several hundred motorists were left stranded on highways during a wintry storm late Wednesday, authorities said.

    Motorists abandoned their cars on highway shoulders and in ditches amid snowy conditions and winds of up to 50 mph that walloped I-70 east of Denver late Wednesday. Others had spent more than eight hours in their vehicles. 

    The Colorado National Guard sent Humvees and troops to help drivers that became stranded on I-25 between Denver and Colorado Springs.

    Over a foot of snow fell at Denver International Airport on Wednesday and 24 inches was recorded in nearby Boulder, the National Weather Service said.