Wet spring snows hit Rockies, Nebraska

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Wet spring snows hit Rockies, Nebraska

Pat Blazek shields himself from the snow and wind with an umbrella as he competes in a disc golf tournament Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Aggie Greens in Fort Collins, Colo. Snow is expected to fall through Monday, with highs reaching the sixties later this week. (AP Photo/The Coloradoan, Erin Hull)

Pat Blazek shields himself from the snow and wind with an umbrella as he competes in a disc golf tournament Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Aggie Greens in Fort Collins, Colo. Snow is expected to fall through Monday, with highs reaching the sixties later this week. (AP Photo/The Coloradoan, Erin Hull)

Firefighters work the scene of a two car injury accident that was one of many that slowed traffic on I-25 at the Monument exit north of Colorado Springs, Colo. as a spring snowstorm swept through Colorado Sunday, May 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Mark Reis)

Keith Vest competes in a disc golf tournament Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Aggie Greens in Fort Collins, Colorado. Snow is expected to fall through Monday, with highs reaching the sixties later this week. (AP Photo/The Coloradoan, Erin Hull)

Cassandra Cantu shields her seven-week-old puppy “Kamala” from the snow as she walks with friends in the Bear Creek Dog Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sunday, May 11, 2014. Snow is expected to continue in the Pikes region overnight Sunday. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Mark Reis)

Pedestrians in downtown Colorado Springs, Colo. Sunday afternoon, May 11, 2014, as a spring snowstorm hits the Pikes Peak region. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Mark Reis)

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DENVER (AP) — A spring storm that has brought over a foot of snow to parts of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska has spun out thunderstorms and slowed travelers.

The weather has shut down portions of Interstate 80 in Wyoming and Nebraska.

The heavy, wet snow was still falling in the Denver area Monday morning but isn’t sticking much to streets. Driving conditions are more difficult in the mountains.

About two dozen flights have been cancelled at Denver International Airport and delays are expected as planes deice.

Meanwhile, parts of the Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana and Iowa, were hit by strong thunderstorms and hail.

Associated Press

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