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Over 3 feet of snow falls in Colorado’s mountains

DENVER — A powerful spring storm has brought over 3 feet of snow to parts of Colorado’s mountains.

The highest snowfall reports from the storm that began Wednesday evening are in the Front Range mountains in and around Rocky Mountain National Park.

All roads on the park’s east side were closed Thursday because of the heavy snow.

The snow has also postponed or moved some high school graduations and delayed the start of the state high school track meet. The tournament in suburban Denver will now have to be condensed into just Saturday and Sunday.

The snow and powerful winds has also hampered the search for a missing hiker in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

The search is expected to resume Monday, weather permitting.

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