A 49-car pileup on the road leading to Denver International Airport on Saturday afternoon sent 17 people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Denver police.
The crash occurred at about 4 p.m. and reportedly occurred as a burst of snow fell across the Denver Metro area.
Here’s a tweet that shows what weather was like in the area. Note: The number of vehicles involved in the crash was later updated to 49.
Dangerous snow squalls made their way through the Denver Metro, causing numerous crashes, including a 30 car pile up near Denver International Airport. pic.twitter.com/mmjdZAeKcE
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) February 17, 2019
The National Weather Service in Boulder reported that DIA had received 2 inches of snow Saturday afternoon.
Peña Boulevard reopened shortly after 8 p.m.
Police said no citations will be issued.
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