Colorado avalanche caught on dashcam, shuts down I-70

Colorado avalanche caught on dashcam, shuts down I-70

Colorado avalanche caught on dashcam, shuts down I-70

The original video was posted to Twitter by Brandan Clark.

A plume of snow covered the highway between Frisco and Copper Mountain. He tells KDVR-TV he and his dad saw a "big white cloud" and noticed the avalanche. A second video, taken from another vehicle, shows a column of snow coming down the mountainside toward the motorists below. He says it was "exciting, but pretty nerve wracking".

"The avalanche itself only deposited small amounts of debris in a creek away from the highway", a spokesman said.
However, according to Hubbard, the bulk of the snow never reached the road in the first avalanche.

"It was not a controlled slide". Another driver further behind also caught the action on their smartphone, and the footage was later tweeted out by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.


The Colorado Department of Transportation said not enough snow made it onto I-70 to impact drivers. "A potent winter storm caused avalanche danger to rise yesterday and very risky conditions persist today".

A rescue volunteer was driving through the Colorado Rockies to help with an "unrelated vehicle-recovery mission" when an avalanche crashed down in front of him, the Summit Daily reported.

The Colorado State Patrol told FOX31 that no one was injured in that incident, and no cars ended up trapped.

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