Accidents Aplenty During Snow Storm

Below freezing temperatures and lots of snow caused plenty of problems Tuesday night around the Grand Valley.

As soon as the sun went down, law enforcement and emergency crews were bombarded with accident calls and the conditions caused at least one road closure.

More than a dozen accident calls, from Interstate-70 to the Redlands kept law enforcement and EMS workers busy between 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.

None of the accidents were too serious, however, the number of incidents caused the Grand Junction Police Department to issue an accident alert, meaning any minor accident should be reported to police in person sometime in the next 48 hours.

Police also shut down a section of Broadway, from the Safeway to Colonial Rd., to allow a string of accidents to be cleaned up.

The road was reopened within 45 minutes.

While about 3 to 4 inches fell in Grand Junction, the Montrose region saw more than a foot and 11 News did receive a report of three school buses in the west end of Montrose with a handful of students aboard that were stuck in the snow.

While it took some time, several hours in one case, the children came out unharmed and got home safe.