By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: January 22, 2007

DENVER, Jan. 21 (AP) — Yet another storm struck Colorado on Sunday, dropping several inches of snow and whipping up strong wind that created whiteout conditions on the state’s eastern plains.

Officials closed a long stretch of Interstate 70, from near Denver International Airport to close to the Kansas state line, because of high winds, blowing snow, poor visibility and ice.

Wind up to 60 miles an hour piled snow into drifts as high as three feet in parts of the state, the National Weather Service said.

A blizzard warning was in effect for much of eastern and northeastern Colorado, and the State Patrol advised against unnecessary travel.