Video Shows Avalanche Covering Colorado Highway With Snow

Minnie Murray
March 5, 2019

It happened Sunday in Ten Mile Canyon between Frisco and Copper Mountain.

"It was not a controlled slide", a CDOT spokesperson told FOX31.

One avalanche occurred in the afternoon and was captured on video, followed by a larger avalanche at approximately 5 p.m. Mountain time, which resulted in a short road closure, according to Ford.

"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 the station. He says it was "exciting, but pretty nerve wracking".

A rescue volunteer was driving through the Colorado Rockies to help with an "unrelated vehicle-recovery mission" when an avalanche crashed down in front of him, the Summit Daily reported.

Crews on Monday recovered the body of a missing backcountry skier who apparently died in an avalanche in southwestern Colorado as the danger level remained elevated following heavy snow over the weekend. It shows snow covering a pickup ahead of his vehicle before the snow sweeps down to his vehicle, completely covering the windshield.

Three mountain pass roads in southwestern Colorado - Wolf Creek, Red Mountain and Lizard Head - were temporarily closed so crews could trigger avalanches and avoid natural slides.

The original video was posted to Twitter by Brandan Clark.

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