Colorado road conditions: Expect closures, crashes and delays Friday

Thursday night’s snowfall is impacting Denver’s morning commute. Several roads across the area are closed or partially closed due to crashes and hazards.

Update 8:30 a.m.: The crash on 6th Avenue has resulted in several injuries, Denver Police Department spokesman Doug Schepman said.

Most of the injuries were minor and a few broken-bone type injuries, but “nothing that appears to be life-threatening at this time,” Schepman said.

He said the slick road conditions likely caused the crash.

There is no estimated timeframe for when 6th Avenue will reopen, he said.

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

Update 8:05 a.m.: About 100 drivers were involved in the crash on 6th Avenue at Kalamath Street, the Denver Police Department tweeted about 8 a.m.

Inoperable cars or cars whose drivers were taken to the hospital are being towed to Lot C at Empower Field, police said, while officers work to clear a path for other drivers to leave the road.

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

Update 7:35 a.m.: The exit ramp from Interstate 25 northbound to U.S. 36 westbound has reopened, the Department of Transportation reported.

Update 7 a.m.: Sixth Avenue from Kalamath Street to Federal Boulevard is closed in both directions due to multiple “severe crashes,” the Denver Police Department tweeted about 6:20 a.m.

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

Police advised drivers to expect delays and find alternate roads for both roads.

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

The right lane of Interstate 76 is closed due to a crash at the Sheridan Boulevard exit (exit 1B) near Berkley. The DOT trip planner website estimates a 16-minute delay due to this crash.

The exit ramp from Interstate 25 northbound to U.S. 36 westbound is closed due to a multi-vehicle crash. DOT advises drivers to find alternate routes in the area.

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