DENVER — A powerful winter storm dumped massive amounts of snowfall throughout Colorado Friday, stranding travelers and trapping people inside their homes.
The Department of Transportation has shut down Interstate 70 from the Kansas border to Denver due to the unsafe conditions.
Meteorologists predict the weekend storm could break into the top ten list of heaviest snowstorms in Denver history.
The National Weather Service measured 18 inches of snow outside of Denver, with snow falling at two inches an hour and creating blizzard conditions with zero visibility. The storm system is expected to move across Southern Colorado Friday and into Saturday. Snow accumulations are expected between 18 to 28 inches.
The National Weather Service recommends farmers find shelter for their livestock.