Stranded drivers rescued as abandoned vehicles litter streets and highways amid Colorado snowstorm – The Denver Post
It may look like a scene from a movie in some areas of the state come Monday morning. Abandoned vehicles and even snowplows litter highways and streets up and down the Front Range.
The snowstorm that hit Colorado this weekend is dumping more than a foot of snow and causing blizzard conditions in many places, making travel almost impossible. Authorities urged drivers to stay home, but some didn’t heed the warning.
Several drivers in Aurora had to be rescued. Police SWAT members rescued several stranded motorists on city roadways and on E-470, which is littered with at least 25-30 stranded vehicles, police said.
#WinterStormXylia: There are currently 48 stranded or stuck motorist calls pending in the city. The majority of those calls are in NE and SE Aurora. The road and weather conditions are so poor that even some of our first responders are waiting for assistance. pic.twitter.com/BCZ0HbvsjY
— Aurora Police Dept ❄️ (@AuroraPD) March 14, 2021
Aurora officers also rescued motorists in the area of Quincy and Gun Club Road. Cars were being left in the roadway.
Police later tweeted that they are responding to high volume of calls from people who are stranded in their vehicles. Police said they will only respond to calls where people are unable to find shelter in their immediate area.
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