Just hours into a snowy day, dozens of automobile wrecks have already been reported in Denver.
According to the Denver Police Department, 49 crashes were reported between 5 AM and 7:30 AM around the city.
Since 5 AM, #Denver has received 49 traffic crash reports — that’s not great. Slow it down and allow yourself that extra stopping distance, folks. Better late than never… #CommuteResponsibly #SnowGoing #Snow #CoTraffic pic.twitter.com/GzEWGejoNX
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) November 22, 2019
Snowfall and freezing rain have made roads quite slick, with a cloudy day ahead. Snow is expected to continue in the Denver area until roughly noon.
The winter weather caused major problems on Denver roads last night, resulting in a wreck involving more than 50 vehicles. Multiple injuries occurred.
Several roads have faced closures around the state on Friday, including I-70 and US 285.
Roads are bad along the Front Range and across much of the state, prompting an “accident alert” in Colorado Springs.
CSPD is on ❄️Accident Alert❄️. Roads are icy. Numerous accidents are being reported. ▪️Slow down. ▪️Leave early. ▪️Allow plenty of room
— Colorado Springs Police (@CSPDPIO) November 22, 2019
If you must drive today, proceed with caution. Give snow plows plenty of space and follow winter traction laws. This weather is part of a storm cycle that brought up to 30 inches to parts of the state, with highest totals falling in the southwest region.
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