White Christmas for some, but few big travel problems

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonIn Nebraska, the most snow reported, 8 inches, fell five miles north of Harrisburg in Banner County. Wind gusts of 30-40 mph caused snow drifts of 3 feet or higher, said meteorologist Mike Sowko of the National Weather Service office in Cheyenne, Wyo. By Tuesday afternoon the skies had cleared and winds diminished. DENVER – A winter storm delivered a White Christmas to parts of the Midwest and Colorado, causing some traffic accidents and flight delays but no major problems with fewer people traveling on Tuesday. Denver saw up to 7 inches of snow, resulting in a handful of flight delays. United Airlines canceled about 50 flights in Denver and some in Chicago to catch up from delays caused by an earlier Midwest storm. Since Tuesday is a light travel day, United spokeswoman Robin Urbanski said the airline was using it to move planes and crews to the airports where they need to be to carry holiday travelers home. She said flights weren’t crowded, so passengers on flights canceled Tuesday were moved to others. Besides Colorado, snow fell in parts of Wyoming, Minnesota and the Nebraska Panhandle, sometimes making travel difficult. A semitrailer slid off Interstate 80 in Wyoming and overturned near Chappell, and numerous other vehicles went into ditches on the interstate and other highways, Cheyenne County sheriff’s Deputy Fred Wiedeburg said. No injuries were reported. last_img read more