DENVER (CBS4) – Icy conditions on roads across the Denver metro area are causing major issues for drivers on Monday morning.
Freezing drizzle began falling overnight and many roads have black ice on them.
A Winter Weather Advisory was issued through 10 a.m. for the entire Denver metro area.
Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation closed Interstate 70 in both directions from Aurora to Bennett just after 6:30 a.m. About 15 minutes later they closed Interstate 225 from Parker Road to Interstate 70.
Dozens of accidents have taken place, including crashes at the following locations:
– Interstate 70 at Strasburg (double fatal accident)
– Highway 85 at 136th
– Interstate 25 between Castle Pines and Ridgegate (one person taken to the hospital)
“Temperatures have stayed just warm enough aloft to keep the precipitation freezing drizzle in many areas causing very slick roads,” CBS4 meteorologist Ashton Altieri said.
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