Blizzard lingers in one area of Wyoming

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

DENVER (AP) — The massive blizzard that struck Colorado and Wyoming is finally over in all but one small section of southeast Wyoming.

Blizzard warnings were discontinued just before noon Thursday for all of Colorado and most of Wyoming. Blizzard conditions remained only a small area between Cheyenne and Laramie but were expected to end Thursday evening.

That piece of Wyoming includes a mountain pass over which Interstate 80 travels.

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Road crews are making progress to reopen highways in both states. But in Wyoming, they are having to use rotary plows to clear drifts as high as 10 feet (3 meters).

In northeast Colorado, portions of Interstates 25, 76 and 70 remain closed. Crews there are hampered by numerous stranded vehicles as well has deep drifts.