Expect closures, crashes and delays on Friday

Expect closures, crashes and delays on Friday

Traffic photo from above
Traffic was backed up on 6th Avenue near Federal Boulevard where a 100-car pile-up occurred early Friday morning. The highway is closed until further notice on November 4, 2022.

Thursday night’s snowfall is affecting Denver’s morning commute. Several roads throughout the area are closed or partially closed due to accidents and hazards.

Update at 11:30.: Denver Police announced that 6th Avenue has reopened in both directions.

Update at 8:30 am: The crash on 6th Avenue resulted in several injuries, Denver Police spokesman Doug Schepman said.

Most of the injuries were minor and there were a few broken bones, but “nothing that looks life-threatening at this point,” Schepman said.

He said that the road conditions were probably the cause of the accident.

There is no projected time frame for when 6th Avenue will reopen, he said.

Update at 8:25 am: The right lane of Interstate 76 at the Sheridan Boulevard exit (Exit 1B) near Berkley has reopened.

Update at 8:05 am: About 100 drivers were involved in a crash on 6th Avenue at Kalamath Street, Denver police said around 8 a.m.

Cars that have broken down or whose drivers have been taken to the hospital are being towed to Lot C at Empower Field, police said, while officials work to clear a path for other drivers to leave the road.

Update at 7:40 am: The left lane of Interstate 25 southbound between Interstate 70 and Park Avenue (Exit 213) due to a crash.

Update at 7:35 am: The exit ramp from northbound Interstate 25 to westbound US 36 has reopened, the Department of Transportation reported.

Update at 7am: Sixth Avenue from Kalamath Street to Federal Boulevard is closed in both directions due to multiple “serious crashes,” The Denver Police Department posted a tweet around 6:20 a.m

Central Park Boulevard is also completely closed between East 36th Avenue and East 40th Avenue due to a multi-vehicle crash, police tweeted around 6:30 a.m

Police advised motorists to expect delays and find alternate routes for both routes.

On the highways, the Colorado Department of Transportation is reporting several partial closures.

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