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Several crashes reported amid slick conditions in metro Denver Tuesday

Posted at 6:46 AM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 10:28:31-05

DENVER – Slick, icy roads led to several crashes along the Front Range Tuesday morning.

The westbound lanes of C-470 were closed at University following a crash involving several vehicles. One eastbound lane also was blocked.

All lanes of C-470 were back open shortly after 8 a.m.

CDOT also reported a crash on C-470 at Ken Caryl Avenue due to a crash in the eastbound lanes. That crash has since cleared, as well.

Weld County officials reported a crash on Highway 85. That highway was closed between CR-90 and CR-96 but officials expected the road to reopen fairly quickly.

There were several other, smaller crashes around the area and multiple law enforcement agencies said they were on "accident alert," meaning officers would be focusing their efforts on responding to major crashes, such as those involving injuries.

Snow accumulations are expected to be light in the Denver metro area but freezing temps mean bridges and overpasses could be slippery, so use caution.

CDOT has plows on the move around the area and you can track them online here.