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Spring storm blocks Broncos appearance in Steamboat

The Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning is congratulated on the sidelines after his 509th career touchdown pass in 2014.





The Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning is congratulated on the sidelines after his 509th career touchdown pass in 2014.

— Thursday's snow and the promise of more this weekend led to the Denver Broncos’ decision to cancel appearances in Steamboat Springs and Aspen.

"They (the Broncos) emailed us Thursday morning to let us know that the weather and the concern with traveling in the mountains led to the cancellation of the events in Steamboat Springs and Aspen," said Maren McCutchan, public relations manager for the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.

The Salute to the Fans Tour in Steamboat Springs was scheduled to take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday afternoon at Ski Town Field. The team had planned to drive to Steamboat Springs for the event and then continue onto Aspen.

But Mother Nature had other ideas. Road closures and dangerous driving conditions in the mountains forced the team to reconsider its stops. The events might be rescheduled at a later date, but McCutchan said several things would need to fall in place before that could happen.