Numerous vehicles crashed or got stuck in blinding and piling snow over the weekend thanks to a blizzard which led state officials to shut down portions of Interstate 70 in Colorado, Missouri and Kansas.
The bad weather came during busy holiday traffic following Thanksgiving. Truckers were among the stranded and included Garrett Martin who, along with other drivers, was required by officers to pull off the I-70 in Junction City, Kansas. He took refuge at nearby Sapp Brothers truck stop.
“I got a truck full of meat nice steaks so I appreciate it if the roads open up,” Martin told wibw.com. “They can drop some salt down on the roads so, I can get down to California that would be fantastic.”
We are building up to shut down westbound I-70 for a very long time at exit 244. #KSwx#StayHome #DontDrive pic.twitter.com/BiSg4OS5tz
— Trooper Ben (@TrooperBenKHP) November 25, 2018
LATEST ROAD CLOSURES: Multiple closures, crashes prompt CDOT to open shelter for stranded drivers near Silverthorne https://t.co/M7NBVUOkSN
— The Denver Post (@denverpost) November 24, 2018
This… this is the mess so many drivers on I-70 are stuck behind.https://t.co/HEhcrVP7Lw pic.twitter.com/85ygysUD3E
— CBSDenver (@CBSDenver) November 24, 2018