Driver Captures Avalanche Crashing Down Colorado Mountainside on Video

Adjust Comment Print

One motorist films a menacing cloud on the road ahead as he slowly drives toward it before coming to a stop.

Avalanches on well-traveled roads in Colorado are rare.

His windshield was covered with snow, but it wasn't enough to trap his vehicle.

A deposit of * a href="*/stories/217020" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" *fresh snow created a large avalanche on a Colorado highway in the Ten Mile Canyon area on Sunday, March 3. It devours the highway ahead of the vehicle, which stops and backs away before being consumed by a cloud of snow.

A plume of snow covered the highway between Frisco and Copper Mountain.

Trump Blames Cohen Hearing for Failure of North Korea Summit
He also said the president acted irresponsibly with regard to North Korea's nuclear arsenal. But Bolton said that Trump's view is that he "gave nothing away".

Space X Crew Capsule Reaches Space Station
As the capsule closed in on the space station, its nose cap was wide open like a dragon's mouth to expose the docking mechanism. If the six-day demo goes well, SpaceX could launch two astronauts this summer under NASA's commercial crew program .

Russian freighter headlong bridge hit, Busan
The captain's blood alcohol level was found to be three times more the legal limit as reported by the Korea Coast Guard . The 6,000 tonne Seagrand collided with the side of the Gwangan Bridge in Busan with a "drunk" captain on-board.

Jacob Easton also captured a video of snow plowing down the mountainside while in a vehicle with his dad, FOX31 reported.

A spokesperson for the Colorado Department of Transportation told KDVR that the incident was "was not a controlled slide".

"A potent winter storm caused avalanche danger to rise yesterday and very risky conditions persist today ... avalanches will be very easy to trigger, and some avalanches may release naturally", the center said. The debris included rocks and some trees, which are typical for avalanches.

According to the person who took the video, most of the snow in that avalanche did not make it to the road and no one was injured. "It was a natural avalanche".