Published: Mon, March 04, 2019

Driver captures avalanche ripping through Ten Mile Canyon near I-70

Driver captures avalanche ripping through Ten Mile Canyon near I-70

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. "It's exciting, but pretty nerve-wracking because you don't know when it's going to stop".

The driver used a smartphone camera to capture the wall of snow and debris as it barreled down Ten Mile Canyon between Frisco and Copper Mountain in Summit County.

"It was not a controlled slide".

Officials with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) tweeted the video, saying the highway was not affected by the avalanche.


The Colorado Department of Transportation was doing some avalanche-mitigation work along the I-70 corridor on Sunday, but the agency was not aware of any avalanche-related injuries or closures, a department spokesperson said. "It was a natural avalanche".

The same interstate closed later in the day due to another avalanche near Copper Mountain.

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

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