March Mayhem: Heavy Snow Pummels Midwest – Whiteout Closes 154 Miles of I-70

Much of Colorado was pummeled with snow Saturday forcing officials to shutdown 154 miles of Interstate 70 to the Kansas border. Winter storm Virgil is moving across the plains tonight and tomorrow. Kansas and Missouri are expecting up to a foot of snow in the next two days.

The Weather Channel reported:

Spring has arrived, but Winter Storm Virgil will make it feel like we are in the heart of winter for millions from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic through this weekend and into Monday.

Virgil has delivered around 8 inches of snow to Denver and 14 inches of snow to Goodland, Kan. as of early Saturday afternoon.

We expect a swath of significant snowfall and increasing winds to now head from Kansas and Nebraska to southern Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio Saturday night through Sunday. Lighter snows will linger into Monday across the Ohio Valley.

Snow accumulations of 4 to 10 inches are likely near and either side of the I-70 corridor as shown on our snowfall forecast graphic. This includes cities such as Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Ill., Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio.

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