Driver Captures Avalanche Crashing Down Colorado Mountainside on Video

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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="https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/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.

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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".

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