Rockies, Midwest regain footing

Traffic moving, cleanup underway after snow, tornadoes

Posted: May 13, 2014 at 5:32 a.m.

Volunteers clear bricks and debris from the roof of a building in Beaver Crossing, Neb., Monday, May 12, 2014. Beaver Crossing was hit hard after several tornadoes moved across Nebraska on Sunday causing damage to homes and businesses in or near Sutton, Garland, Cordova and Daykin. The storms also left more than 18,000 utility customers without electricity. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

DENVER -- Trucks began rolling again across a southern Wyoming artery that had been closed for more than 24 hours, and officials in Nebraska made plans to move some primary polling locations Monday after a powerful spring storm dropped as much as 3 feet of snow on the Rockies and spawned thunderstorms and tornadoes in the Midwest.

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