COLORADO, USA — High winds and heavy snow created difficult travel conditions in Colorado's high country Friday evening.
Across the metro area and near Denver International Airport, wind gusts reached 30 to 40 miles per hour. The National Weather Service said wind speeds could even reach 80 miles per hour in the high mountains and foothills through Saturday morning.
At the same time, a strong band of snow is hitting the Interstate 70 corridor.
CDOT said that travel is not recommended on either direction on I-70 between Georgetown and Vail.
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Denver International Airport is also experiencing flight delays due to the high winds.
According to flight aware, there have been 403 flight delays and 210 cancellations at the airport Friday.
High wind warnings also stopped the Amtrak California Zephyr Train 6, traveling from Emeryville, CA to Chicago near the Moffat Tunnel Friday night, according to an Amtrak spokesperson.
That train has been stopped for more than an hour, as of 10 p.m. the spokesperson said, and was running more than 4 hours late.
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