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In photos: Winter Storm Virgil greets Denver and moves east Special

By Leigh Goessl     Mar 25, 2013 in Travel
Denver - A large snowy storm system has been moving itself across the U.S. From Denver and points west to the east coast, wintry weather has been wreaking havoc this past weekend continuing into Monday.
An early spring snowstorm has been moving across the U.S. since last Thursday leaving behind several inches of snow behind in its path.
Dubbed Winter Storm Virgil, as the storm progressed many accidents occurred. On I-25 a fiery crash occurred involving a tractor trailer, fortunately no fatalities have been reported. Local television reported numerous incidents of accidents in the Denver metro area.
In Colorado Interstate 70 was shut down in places, causing havoc for travelers throughout the weekend.
As the storm moved eastward across the nation, hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled and created dangerous conditions on roads throughout the midwest.
For those not traveling or stranded at their destination, the snow, while messy, created a pretty landscape.
By Sunday, roads were better and while there were still many delays listed at the airports, many flights were back on schedule as crew steadily worked to clear out the snow.
Now that the storm has moved to the east coast, it seems to have lost some of the punch the states to the west experienced, however is still expected to possibly create a mess in some areas.
Today in Washington, it's snowy, but the government is open and schools not on spring break are open or have a delayed opening. Air traffic can still be heard overhead. If this storm is like many others in Washington, by tomorrow the snow will fade away.
At least many visitors to the Washington region will hope, as this week was anticipated to be peak blooms for the annual Cherry Blossom festival.
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