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Snow prompts closures of schools, government in Colorado

October 30, 2019
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A cross-country skier moves through Washington Park as an autumn snowstorm sweeps over the intermountain West, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Denver. Forecasters predict that this second storm in two days will bring up to a foot of snow in some places in the region as well as pack an intense cold that may drop temperatures to possibly record-setting lows. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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A cross-country skier moves through Washington Park as an autumn snowstorm sweeps over the intermountain West, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Denver. Forecasters predict that this second storm in two days will bring up to a foot of snow in some places in the region as well as pack an intense cold that may drop temperatures to possibly record-setting lows. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — The second snowstorm to hit Colorado in as many days temporarily shut down a stretch of Interstate 70, prompted early closures of schools and state offices in the Denver area and led to canceled classes for Wednesday.

The Colorado Department of Transportation had urged people in the Denver area to leave work early Tuesday and many school districts in the Denver and Colorado Springs area said they were sending students home in anticipation of heavier snowfall. Denver Public Schools and several other districts later announced that classes would be canceled Wednesday due to weather.

The frigid weather that came along with the snow set new record lows Tuesday, including a reading of minus 2 near Craig in northwestern Colorado.