Rain, Cold Mix for Slippery Commute in Denver

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) Overnight rain and freezing temperatures combined to coat highways west of Denver with a thin layer of ice, leaving a treacherous commute that forced the temporary closure of U.S. 6.

A mile stretch of U.S. 6 was closed for about 1.5 hours during the morning commute because of ice. Colorado Department of Transportation spokesman Joe Tucker says there were numerous accidents west of Interstate 25 on Interstate 70, C470 and U.S. 285.

No serious injuries were immediately reported.

Tucker says the problems began after the storm moved out of the area early Monday and temperatures plummeted after the skies cleared. C-dot crews tried putting sand on the ice to improve traction.

The affected areas were mainly in the Metro area.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 30894739 - nbc11news.com/a?a=30894739
Gray Television, Inc.