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WHITE CHRISTMAS Blizzard Hits Western U.S. Susan Montoya Bryan / AP Photo

Blizzard Hits Western U.S.

If you're planning on spending the holidays out west, we hope you're there already. A heavy snow storm blew into the region late Thursday night, causing flight delays in Albuquerque and Denver. High winds forced dozens of motorists off a major highway in western New Mexico, where more than a foot of snow had piled up by Friday morning. A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service was lifted by the afternoon, though meteorologists said snowfall was expected to continue through the night.

December 23, 2011 9:38 PM