Video Captures Terrifying Moment of an Avalanche Whiting Out Entire Highway Stretch

Motorist on I-70 in Colorado captures an avalanche coming down with smartphone camera

A Colorado motorist had a snow day to remember when he witnessed and recorded the show-stopping moment when an avalanche raced into a canyon on Sunday, filling the adjacent highway with snow.

Fresh snow led to a massive avalanche along a Colorado interstate that was caught on camera by drivers Sunday afternoon. He tells KDVR-TV he and his dad saw a "big white cloud" and noticed the avalanche. Golemon's dash camera recorded the avalanche as it engulfed his vehicle, making it impossible to move or see.

Watch the footage below. This video was posted on Jacob Easton's Instagram account before being gobbled up by news outlets across the country. No injuries were reported. Later that evening, a second, heavier avalanche caused the same highway to shut down for three hours.

Other motorists are seen on the snow-covered road as the avalanche barrels towards them.




The Colorado State Patrol told FOX31 that no one was injured in that incident, and no cars ended up trapped.

If you thought traveling Colorado's I-70 was a nightmare due to traffic, think again.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center issued a high avalanche warning for Monday and a considerable warning for Tuesday.

The spokesperson said it was a naturally occurring avalanche, not a controlled slide.

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