Roughly 600-800 vehicles allegedly caused street-racing gridlock on I-225, Aurora police say – The Denver Post

Roughly 600-800 vehicles were allegedly involved in a street-racing gridlock between Colfax and Alameda avenues along southbound Interstate 225 Sunday night, according to a tweet from Aurora police. The highway has since been cleared.

Several of the vehicles were “intentionally blocking the shoulders” of the highway in order to prevent police from reaching the area, according to Aurora police.

“There are reports of fireworks and smoke and weapons being waved,” the tweet reads.

According to a 10:26 p.m. tweet, police say that the group will “continue engaging in street racing in various areas” Sunday night, which includes the area near 33rd Avenue and Telluride Street. Police say they will “continue to try and manage the situation.”