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.