Spring storm moves east, bringing snow to Colorado - Apr 9th, 2013 - National
— Parts of Colorado could get up to 20 inches of snow today, as a spring storm moves east.
The same storm toppled trees, caused scattered power outages and whipped up blinding dust storms yesterday in parts of California. The wind turned small wildfires into big problems in some areas, including a blaze about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles that burned two homes and forced some evacuations.
In Arizona, gusty winds created a dusty haze and closed 34 miles of Interstate 40 in the northern part of the state for several hours. And at least four people were injured in a pileup involving two semi-trucks.
The Denver area could get 6 to 11 inches of snow today, and public schools are closed.
Denver International Airport has canceled at least two dozen flights and is warning travelers to be ready for delays. Already strong winds before the snow delayed flights up to 40 minutes Monday night, and some arrivals were diverted to Colorado Springs.