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Live updates: Snow, ice continues to impact mountains and metro area, causing 100-vehicle crash in Denver

6th avenue and kalamath crash nov 4 2022
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Posted at 3:40 PM, Nov 03, 2022

DENVER – Colorado’s latest snowstorm moved through Colorado late Thursday and overnight, bringing our first measurable snow of the season to Denver.

Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for the northern Sangre de Cristo mountains and a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the rest of the mountains of central and northern Colorado, mainly west of the Continental Divide.

We’ll update this live blog with the latest updates on road conditions, forecasts, and more.

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Friday, Nov. 4

8:45 a.m. | Eastbound and westbound W. 6th Avenue is closed due to a crash involving about 100 motorists at N. Kalamath Street and N. Federal Boulevard, the Denver Police Department said.

6th avenue and kalamath crash nov 4 2022

Kurt Barnes with DPD said the crash was reported at 5:39 a.m. He said there are reports of multiple injuries, but most seem minor with a few that are serious. Eight tows were called to the scene. But police later said about 100 motorists were involved in the crash.

Anthony Mandoza, a driver who was involved, said the road was icy in the area and by the time drivers saw the crash, they couldn't stop in time.

car crash on w 6th at kalamath nov 4 2022

"There was no stopping and you just hit right in front of you, cars hitting us from behind," he said. "It was a big mess."

He said he aimed for the guardrail to avoid the other cars, and then other cars behind him kept crashing.

"It was all one big sheet of black ice," said another involved driver, Wyatte Cessna. "You couldn't see it. And you know, I mean, I'm just glad everybody's alright.

About 100 motorists crash on 6th Avenue in Denver

Vehicles that are no longer operable, or where the driver was transported to the hospital, were taken to Lot C at Empower Field. Officers are working to clear a path on the highway.

Expect delays in the area.

Read the full story here.

7:35 a.m. | A crash has been reported in Brighton on northbound Highway 85 at Bridge Street.

7:26 a.m. | The ramp from northbound I-25 to westbound Highway 36 is now open after an earlier crash. Trooper Gary Cutler with Colorado State Patrol said 11 vehicles were involved in this crash. Nobody was injured.

7:20 a.m. | The ramp from northbound I-25 to 70th Avenue is closed due to a car that spun out.

7:03 a.m. | Loveland Pass has reopened. It closed around 5 p.m. Thursday.

6:40 a.m. | We have collected the latest snow totals. See how much snow your community, and others around the state, got in the last 24 hours in our story here.

6:32 a.m. | Northbound and southbound Central Park Boulevard is closed between E. 36th Avenue and E. 40th Avenue due to a multi-vehicle crash. The crash happened around 5:40 a.m. Expect delays in the area.

5:38 a.m. | The crash on westbound I-70 near Sheridan has been cleared and the highway is back open.

5:25 a.m. | Traffic Expert Jayson Luber said while highways around the Denver metro area look wet, they are icy this morning. This is particularly true on bridges and overpasses.

5:06 a.m. | US 36 westbound ramp closed on northbound I-25 due to a crash. Despite multiple drivers — an estimated 10 — nobody was injured. The crash was called in at 4:35 a.m.

US 36 westbound ramp closes on northbound I-25 due to a crash

4:06 a.m. | A crash was reported on westbound I-70 between Sheridan and Harlan. The highway is closed in the area.

Thursday, Nov. 3

8:13 p.m. | Eastbound I-70 between Silverthorne and Loveland Pass reopened.

6:49 p.m. | Eastbound I-70 is closed between Silverthorne and Loveland Pass. Westbound I-70 is closed between Georgetown and Silverthorne.

6:43 p.m. | US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park has been reopened, CSP announced.

6:27 p.m. | US 287 from Ted's Place to Tie Siding in Wyoming is closed due to hazardous road conditions, according to the Livermore Fire Protection District.

6:10 p.m. | US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park is closed "due to multiple slide-offs, crashes and hazardous road conditions," according to Colorado State Patrol.

5:30 p.m. | Latest Denver7 First Alert Weather forecast

Heavy snow impacting the mountains, Denver to see rain-snow mix by the evening commute

5:18 p.m. | I-70 is back open in both directions at Vail pass, CDOT says.

4:42 p.m. | Westbound I-70 closed at Beaver Brook due to adverse driving conditions and heavy snow, CSP Golden says. There is no estimated time for the reopening of that section of the highway.

3:28 p.m. | I-70 is now closed in both directions at Vail Pass, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

2:55 p.m. | Heavy snow already impacting the western I-70 mountain corridor

The Colorado State Patrol in Golden says heavy snow is impacting the western I-70 mountain corridor, with similar conditions expected west of the Denver area during the evening commute.