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Denver area storm snarls commute with multiple crashes, road closures

Posted at 3:55 PM, Feb 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-22 22:42:22-05

DENVER — Heavy bands of snow moved through the Denver metro area Thursday afternoon, causing multiple vehicle crashes and road closures in the foothills. 

Westbound Interstate 70 closed at Morrison Road due to a multi-vehicle crash, and another crash involving multiple vehicles prompted the closure of both directions of the C-470 ramp from 6th Avenue. 

Both closures were in Jefferson County, which is under an accident alert.  

Lakewood Police also reported hazardous conditions on westbound 6th Avenue, tweeting a video showing slow-moving traffic on snow packed roads. 

Contributing to the traffic mess, the Colorado Department of transportation is reporting extensive delays and slower speeds due to poor visibility in the area.

Westbound I-70 at Morrison Road was back open just after 7 p.m. The westbound ramp from C-470 to US 6 remains closed. 

See current road conditions and traffic incidents in the map below: