JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Rescue teams were working to rescue a driver who went off U.S. 285 and plunged about 100 feet down a steep hillside in the Morrison area Thursday evening.

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West Metro Fire Rescue said the high angle rescue team was working on saving the driver at approximately 5 p.m. A medical helicopter was initially dispatched to the area but was called off because it appeared the driver was not as seriously injured as expected.

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Expect delays if you are driving through the area.

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