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Driver Hurt When Car Slides Into Ditch On Icy Road

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HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters in Highlands Ranch had to free a man from a car wreck in cold and snowy conditions Thursday morning.

The driver lost control and slid off an icy road and the car ended up upside down a couple hundred feet down an embankment near Poston Parkway and Griggs Road.

Police said the driver was taken to the hospital but didn’t say what his condition was.

The morning rush hour was heavily slowed by icy roads Thursday morning. Many drivers reported that their commute in to Denver was taking almost twice as long as normal.

Officials with CDOT sent out a bulletin Thursday morning saying they had 75 snowplows out working to improve road conditions in the Denver metro area. They wrote: “We are seeing mainly icy and snow packed conditions across the state and motorists should be prepared for longer commute times.”

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