Colo. kids stranded at school overnight by snow

Posted at: 02/27/2013 11:38 AM
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(AP) DENVER - About 60 students spent the night at their school on Colorado’s Eastern Plains after a windy snowstorm closed surrounding roads.

Miami-Yoder school principal Sharon Webb said Wednesday that the pre-schoolers to 12th graders watched movies, played basketball, ate concession-stand pizza and talked to their parents before bedtime.

The older kids slept on wrestling and gym mats covered with coats while the younger ones curled up on pre-school napping mats.

The school is a large version of a one-room school house. The students all know each other, and many are related, which Webb said gave it the feel of a sleepover.

Some drivers were also stranded. KKTV reported some spent the night at a fire station in Ellicott, southeast of Denver.

Many roads, including the eastern half of Interstate 70 in the state, have since reopened.

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