Colorado avalanche caught on dashcam, shuts down I-70

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A motorist captured video of an avalanche coming down near I-70 in Colorado Sunday.

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.

Colorado Avalanche Information Centre put an avalanche warning in place in Vail and Summit Counties on Monday "due to large amounts of snowfall and strong westerly winds".

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Rafferty was with his daughter in the auto and says he saw one avalanche come down up ahead.

What's likely the most dramatic clip shows the second of the two avalanches and came from Shaune Golemon, who chose to go skiing at Copper Mountain and got more snow than he bargained for. "It's exciting, but pretty nerve-wracking because you don't know when it's going to stop".

Jacob Easton recorded it on video.

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"Heavy Colorado snowfall over the weekend led to a risky situation for drivers", CBS4 reported.

Weather in the area meant that the DOT couldn't see the tops of the mountains in Ten Mile Canyon where snow was building up, Ford said.

Their windshield was covered with snow, but their vehicle was not trapped.

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The Summit Daily News reported the Colorado Department of Transportation was doing avalanche-mitigation work along the I-70 corridor on Sunday, but that they were unaware of any avalanche-related injuries or closures. "Dangerous human-triggered avalanches are very likely".

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