Multiple crashes snarled traffic in the Denver area Wednesday morning.
The first highway crash was on westbound Interstate 70 just before Sheridan Blvd. at about 5 a.m., according to 7NEWS Traffic Anchor Jayson Luber.
Moments later, there was crash involving a Lakeside Police Department patrol vehicle on I-70 near Harlan. Vehicles were only getting by on the right shoulder, causing traffic to back up.
The Lakeside police SUV was rear-ended by a Chevy HHR, said 7NEWS Reporter Tyler Lopez. The officer appeared to be okay.
Another crash occurred on eastbound I-70 after Sheridan in the right lane at about 5:25 a.m.
"Just walking on this road surprised us," said Lopez. "The road is absolutely deceptive."
Additional crashes were reported on westbound I-70 near Kipling St. and on eastbound I-76 near Pecos.
An RTD bus was involved in a crash on southbound I-25 near Sports Authority Field just before 6 a.m., which slowed traffic through downtown Denver.
Luber reported a crash on westbound I-70 after Ward Rd in the right lane at 6:20 a.m. Traffic was slow from Kipling.