Colo. Kids Stranded at School Overnight by Snow

By the Associated Press | February 27, 2013 | 11:31 AM EST

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) — 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.