Another chilly morning leads to crashes as commute ramps up

Posted at 8:18 AM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 10:18:45-05

DENVER -- Single digit temperatures broke as the commute ramped up, but it remained in the low teens into the morning. That created a slippery commute for some, leading to crashes.

Morning crashes on I-70 and I-76 led to very slow commutes for some, and traffic experts are blaming ice on overpasses. 

Experts say when air is able to flow underneath a roadway, it doesn't offer snow and ice the opportunity to melt, like it would on a ground-based roadway. Those conditions can strike at the worst times, like when commutes force drivers into confined spaces. 

Denver Fire Department officials confirm one of their vehicles was involved in one of the early morning accidents while responding to a rollover accident on Sheridan and Cedar just after 7 a.m.

Authorities say they responded to a rollover crash when Denver Fire themselves were involved in a crash. 

An ambulance rushed to the scene, although it's not yet known if anybody suffered injury in the crash. 

Video from Denver7's Air Tracker shows a car that crashed into a light pole. 


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