Heavy snow leads to travel nightmare in Denver

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Denver – Spinouts, slides, stalls and stuck cars: Wednesday night was a nightmare for Denver drivers.

Drivers who rushed onto the interstate prior to snow plowing were unable to maintain control of their vehicles in the rapidly deepening snow.

Stormchaser’s David Baxter told FOX Weather, “Denver is a wreck with heavy wet snow.” “Lots of slips, stalled cars, cars stuck on bridges, live spinning in front of me. Insanity.”

Baxter said cars and trucks tried to pass him as he slowly drove down Denver’s Interstate 70.

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The driver, who thought he was driving slowly enough, pulled over with a fishtail. In his video for Arashi, two cars were seen colliding in what appeared to be slow motion.

Baxter said cars and trucks attempted to climb the bridge’s exit ramp hill to cross the I-70. One car slid left down the grade, joining at least 10 other cars stranded in deep snow that had previously attempted a maneuver.

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The Colorado Department of Transportation has cleared portions of both Interstate 70 and Interstate 25 for hours, not only to prevent accidents, but also to clear what is already on the road and blocking traffic. also had to close.

One driver involved in the closure of Interstate 70 from Idaho Springs to Denver said he was motionless for hours. He spotted a man walking his dog next to the stopped lane.

“It was supposed to be a three hour drive home, but it ended up being 12 hours,” Ian Curtis told Storyful. “In one particular area I photographed, it didn’t move an inch for about three hours.”

According to the National Weather Service, the snow was falling at a rate of 2 inches per hour. Denver International Airport A total of 7.1 inches was reported by Thursday morning. The boulder is now almost 9 inches.

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According to the FOX Forecast Center, the snow will end today. The NWS and CDOT warned that some roads would remain closed as ice conditions were expected to persist throughout the day.

Download the FOX Weather app or watch FOX Weather on your TV to get the latest snow forecast as you head into the New Year weekend.

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