Snow storm hits Rockies, closing schools, delaying flights

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A major snowstorm throughout the Rockies region overnight has closed schools and stretches of highways in Wyoming and Utah and delayed flights in Salt Lake City.

The National Weather Service says 18 inches was on the ground in parts of the greater Salt Lake City area Monday morning. And more is expected. The Salt Lake City International Airport reported flight delays up to 90 minutes and experts say nearly 9 inches of snow that fell there broke a 1936 record for the day.

Heavy snow closed long stretches of Interstates 80 and 25 and other roads across central Wyoming. The storm also closed some Wyoming schools and a small Casper airport.