Avalanche Covers Cars in Snow on Colorado Highway
By R.J. Johnson - @rickerthewriter
March 4, 2019
Some motorists traveling down I-70 in Colorado on Sunday were caught in an avalanche that rolled through Ten Mile Canyon and it was all captured on camera.
Jacob Easton took video of the avalanche as it was happening while he and his father were driving on the highway between Frisco and Copper Mountain. Authorities say the avalanche was not a controlled slide, and was a natural occurrence thanks to the recent storms in the area.
"All of a sudden, me and my dad just saw a big white cloud to the left of us and we instantly noticed the avalanche," Easton told FOX31.
Fortunately for the motorists on I-70, the tons of snow racing down the mountain didn't reach the roadway, but a giant cloud of snow kicked up by the avalanche did. Easton and his father can be seen pulling over to the side of the road while the snow cloud blew through the air, his windshield becoming covered in snow and visibility in the area reduced to zero until the snow cloud settled.
No one was injured by the avalanche, with traffic humming along fine once the snow cloud settled.
"It’s exciting, but pretty nerve-wracking because you don’t know when it’s going to stop," said Easton.