Historic avalanche danger causes havoc in Colorado mountains

Historic avalanche danger causes havoc in Colorado mountains

DENVER (AP) — Historic avalanche danger caused havoc in the Colorado mountains Thursday, shutting down portions of two highways and prompting a rare warning for drivers to avoid a route leading to some of the state’s busiest ski resorts.

After another round of heavy snow, at least three major snow slides buried vehicles and ruptured a natural gas line. No injuries were reported.

The first avalanche struck early Thursday near Vail Pass along Interstate 70, catching a tow truck at its outer edge.

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