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Video captures huge avalanche covering interstate highway in Colorado

Video captures huge avalanche covering interstate highway in Colorado

Weather in the area meant that the DOT couldn't see the tops of the mountains in Ten Mile Canyon where snow was building up, Ford said. "1st time I ever saw one".

An avalanche swept across a portion of Interstate 70 in Colorado on Sunday, briefly engulfing at least one vehicle and shoving several others across the highway.

Motorists in the U.S. has captured dramatic footage of an avalanche crashing down a mountainside in Colorado, as heavy snow hits the region.

The Colorado Department of Transportation said not enough snow made it onto I-70 to impact drivers.




Another video posted to Twitter by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center showed the avalanche from a different angle.

Later that evening, a second, heavier avalanche caused the same highway to shut down for three hours. A handful of drivers in Colorado can confirm as much after an avalanche barreled across a roadway this weekend and instantly delivered a complete whiteout. CBS4's Matt Kroschel reported live on the air of those crews driving to the avalanche site.

Their windshield was covered with snow, but their vehicle was not trapped. In Vail and Summit Counties, where Frisco is located, the CAIC said an avalanche warning was in effect through Monday morning "due to large amounts of snowfall and strong westerly winds". "A potent winter storm caused avalanche danger to rise yesterday and very unsafe conditions persist today".

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