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Crash On Boulder Turnpike Causes Morning Rush Mess

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Slick and foggy conditions contributed to several wrecks along the foothills, including one involving at least six cars on Highway 36 in Boulder County Wednesday morning.

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The crash happened sometime before 7 a.m. and left two vehicles up on the bank next to the Boulder Turnpike. Two people were hospitalized.

One of the cars, an SUV, flipped over.

The Colorado State Patrol said at least two people were taken to area hospitals for crash-related injuries.

The eastbound lanes of the highway were closed for at least two hours near Foothills Parkway after the accident. They reopened after 9 a.m.

Some snow fell overnight in the Boulder area and there was light accumulation on grassy areas.

Some roads were slick, but a major snow plowing operation was not needed. Fog thickened in the area for a few hours before it started burning off after 9 a.m.

State Patrol confirmed to CBS4 the wrecks were caused by slick roads and low visibility. Troopers say it serves as a reminder wintery weather is right around the corner and drivers need to give themselves plenty of space and plenty of time.

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