Students, drivers stranded by wintry roads

DENVER — Authorities are still trying to reach drivers stranded by poor visibility and snowdrifts following a storm that moved through Colorado.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday officers are still trying to reach motorists on the Eastern Plains who have called asking for help. Most of the stranded motorists are on side roads.

Ellicott fire officials reported rescuing around 20 drivers following Tuesday’s storm.

Authorities have reopened Interstate 70 after it was closed overnight from Aurora to the Kansas line.

East of Colorado Springs, El Paso County sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Kramer says about 60 Miami-Yoder school district students were stuck at school because of hazardous road conditions, which prompted the closure of Colorado Highway 94 leading to the school. Kramer says students were with school staff.


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