March 19, 1998 |
A late winter storm dumped up to 2 feet of snow in eastern Colorado, forcing businesses and schools to close and creating dangerous road conditions. Tow trucks had to remove jackknifed trucks that had halted traffic, officials said. Up to 14 inches of snow fell on the west side of Denver, a weather service official said. Interstate 25, the main north-south highway, was closed for several hours south of Denver to Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Municipal Airport also closed.
March 31, 2001 |
A chartered jet that crashed near this ski resort, killing all 18 aboard, had abandoned its initial approach to the mountainous airport and was circling through steady snowfall for a second attempt to land when it exploded into a hillside, sources close to the investigation said Friday. Two other chartered jets--one immediately ahead of the doomed plane and one right behind--also missed their first passes at the landing strip, pulling out at the last moment, several sources told The Times.
June 22, 2001 |
United Airlines canceled nearly 100 flights after hail the size of golf balls damaged 32 of its planes in Denver. The carrier said the damage would cause further cancellations and delays throughout its system for the next few days. About 5% of United's fleet of more than 600 aircraft was damaged in the storm at Denver International Airport. Nineteen of the planes will be out of service for at least two weeks, the airline said.
October 26, 1997 |
Just two days after the mayor said this city was prepared for anything El Nino could deliver, the first blizzard of the season blew in Saturday, paralyzing the region with heavy snow that shut down major interstates, stranded thousands of air and road travelers and prompted Colorado's governor to declare a state of emergency.
May 6, 2001 |
A spring storm dumped more than 3 feet of snow in central Colorado's Arkansas Valley, an unusual amount there at any time of year, and more was on the way, officials in Salida said. "It shut down everything here as far as government and private businesses," said Trooper Sam Trujillo of the Colorado State Patrol. The storm poured from 35 to 41 inches of snow across Chaffee and Park counties, 130 miles southwest of Denver.
June 4, 1990 |
Rescuers worked Sunday to recover the bodies of two British hikers who were killed when they were caught in a freak spring blizzard on 13,397-foot South Arapahoe Peak. The bodies of the man and woman, both in their 20s, were located Saturday by members of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group. A second man, also believed to be in his 20s, survived the ordeal, officials said. He suffered only minor injuries.