Motorist Captures Massive Avalanche Heading Right For The Highway In Colorado

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Golemon told Storyful that he and his family members were unharmed and able to exit their vehicle safely after the snow had passed through.

In the clip (shown above), you can see the powder cloud descend the summit and eventually engulf an entire section of the multi-lane highway dotted with cars.

One day after two avalanches struck along Interstate 70 in Summit County's Ten Mile Canyon, more video of the slides captured on smartphones has emerged. Miraculously, officials say no one was killed or injured.

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

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

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) says that while the avalanche got close to I-70, there was not enough snow on the road to impact travel.

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Video from another motorist shows the moment the second avalanche buried parts of the interstate. Crews cleaned "about 3-4 feet [of snow] that ran over the highway", she said. "There was also tree debris on the road".

DOT works to prevent avalanches from damaging roads and injuring people, including proactively setting off slides so snow does not build up to unsafe levels.

"An Avalanche Warning is in effect for most of the Northern and Central Mountains of Colorado" on Monday, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

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