DENVER - Slick streets and roadways were blamed for a number of crashes and pileups Tuesday night around metro Denver as snow and cold temps combined.
Multiple crashes were reported on Interstate 70 at Belleview Avenue at 10:15 p.m. At about the same time, a driver swerved to avoid another car at Speer Boulevard and Corona Street, landing in Cherry Creek below. He was not injured but was embarassed.
Numerous slideoffs and crashes were reported, including several on Interstate 25. at 9:40 p.m., CDOT reported numerous accidents on northbound I-25 through the I-70 interchange, to 50th Avenue. At 9 p.m., an accident on northbound I-25 at 102nd Avenue had the right lanes blocked. An earlier pile-up was reported on northbound I-25 at Alameda.
The City of Aurora was on accident alert, as was Boulder and Fort Collins.
Denver Public Works had 70 plows out Tuesday night, and the Colorado Department of Transportation said it had 95 out, spreading de-icing solution.
A posted on our Facebook page from 7NEWS viewer Shoshannah Ebersole summed it up: "Even in my Subaru I was slipping on ice. You can't see the ice through the snow either. I watched several other vehicles slip and lose control on ice and snow."
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7NEWS Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson said the snow will gradually diminish after midnight after bringing 1 to 3 inches of snow to mostly northeastern Colorado. Skies will clear after midnight, allowing temps to fall into the low teens in the Denver area.
Roads will likely be slick in many areas through early Wednesday, due to the new snow and the cold,Nelson said.
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