Video captures huge avalanche covering interstate highway in Colorado

Video captures huge avalanche covering interstate highway in Colorado

Video captures huge avalanche covering interstate highway in Colorado

Jacob Easton was traveling through Ten Mile Canyon on Interstate 70 near Breckenridge when he captured the avalanche roaring down the mountain.

A motorist captured video of an avalanche coming down near I-70 in Colorado Sunday.

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.

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.

Fox Denver reporter Jeremy Hubbard shared footage on Twitter of the avalanche taken by another motorist, which shows the snow plume overtaking cars and clouding vision of the highway. He says it was "exciting, but pretty nerve wracking".

The avalanche was one of several in Colorado over the weekend after heavy snow lashed the state.

The spokesperson said it was a naturally occurring avalanche, not a controlled slide. "Then it covered out windshield with a couple inches of snow, so the windshield wipers wouldn't move it", he told CBS Denver. Officials declared a high avalanche danger level and noted that the warning would remain until around 6 p.m. on Monday.

The avalanche did close part of I-70.

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