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Storm delays travel in Colo., Ariz.

SALT LAKE CITY — A winter snowstorm moved through the Rocky Mountain region Tuesday as many people prepared for the start of their holiday travels.

The storm was causing travel delays on major highways such as Interstate 40 in Arizona, Interstate 15 in Utah, and Interstate 70 in Utah and Colorado.

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Especially dangerous conditions were reported for roads in eastern Colorado, with winds expected to reach 50 miles per hour, said Mike Hudson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Kansas City. The area will get less snow than other parts of Colorado, but will have blizzard conditions.

Delays also were expected at Denver International Airport.

The National Weather Service was forecasting 3 to 8 inches of snow in southern Utah and northern Arizona on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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