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Colo. students, drivers stranded by wintry roads

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Adnan Reza, a senior engineering student at the University of Colorado, from Dhaka, Bangladesh, removes the snow from his car on a sunny morning following a winter storm, in Boulder, Colo., Monday Feb. 25, 2013. Coloradoans are digging out from a major snowstorm that canceled flights, delayed opening of Denver city offices and piled up snow as much as two-feet deep.(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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Adnan Reza, a senior engineering student at the University of Colorado, from Dhaka, Bangladesh, removes the snow from his car on a sunny morning following a winter storm, in Boulder, Colo., Monday Feb. 25, 2013. Coloradoans are digging out from a major snowstorm that canceled flights, delayed opening of Denver city offices and piled up snow as much as two-feet deep.(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

DENVER (AP) — Colorado authorities are trying to reach drivers stranded by a snowstorm that also forced about 60 students to spend the night in their school.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says officers are still responding to motorists on the Eastern Plains who have called for help, most of them from side roads.

Ellicott fire officials have rescued around 20 people so far.

East of Colorado Springs, about 60 Miami-Yoder district students were stuck at school because of hazardous road conditions that prompted the closure of Colorado Highway 94 leading to the school.

Superintendent Rick Walter told KUSA-TV on Wednesday morning the kids were having breakfast and watching movies and would be home soon.

Interstate 70 was reopened after it was closed overnight from Aurora to the Kansas line.

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