Motorist Captures Massive Avalanche Heading Right For The Highway In Colorado

Motorist Captures Massive Avalanche Heading Right For The Highway In Colorado

Colorado-based Brandon Ciullo took footage of the avalanche engulfing Tenmile Canyon, as he drove on the I-70 interstate highway near Frisco, Colorado. Mr Easton told FOX31: "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".

They also said debris from the phenomenon ended up in Ten Mile Creek, adding that these type of avalanches with large powder clouds can occur during heavy snowfall events. "Then it covered our windshield with a couple of inches of snow, so the windshield wipers wouldn't even move it".

That wasn't the only avalanche to hit the area on Sunday.

Colorado's Avalanche Information Center recorded 807 avalanches in February, 444 of which were triggered naturally. He says it was "exciting, but pretty nerve wracking".

During the video, Mr Easton stops the vehicle as he drives towards the snow while it gathers speed.

Colorado's Transportation Department says it was a natural avalanche and not a controlled slide.

Video from another motorist shows the moment the second avalanche buried parts of the interstate. "No injuries", Colorado State Patrol Trooper Tim Schaefer told The Denver Post.

The closure lasted around three hours: eastbound at Vail, westbound at Frisco.

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