Published: Tue, March 05, 2019
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Video captures avalanche covering highway with snow in Colorado

Video captures avalanche covering highway with snow in Colorado

Video from Sunday shows an avalanche on Copper Mountain, along I-70 in Colorado.

Jacob Easton also captured a video of snow plowing down the mountainside while in a vehicle with his dad, FOX31 reported. Golemon's dash camera recorded the avalanche as it engulfed his vehicle, making it impossible to move or see. "Then it covered our windshield with a couple of inches of snow, so the windshield wipers wouldn't even move it". "It was a natural avalanche", a spokesperson for the Colorado Department of Transportation said of Sunday's avalanche. He tells KDVR-TV he and his dad saw a "big white cloud" and noticed the avalanche. He posted the video to Facebook. "It's exciting, but pretty nerve wracking, because you don't know when it's going to stop".

"The avalanche itself only deposited small amounts of debris in a creek away from the highway", a spokesman said.

"It was not a controlled slide".

According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, up to 3 to 4 feet (1 meter or more) of snow fell in some parts of the region where the avalanche happened.

"Large avalanches can release naturally and run long distances", the agency said.

A second avalanche shortly afterward closed both sides of Interstate 70 for several hours.

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

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