ABOVE: Dash-cam video shows vehicle being engulfed by an avalanche on Colorado highway.
The terrifying moment a massive avalanche engulfed a Colorado highway was captured on video showing vehicles being swallowed in a plume of snow.
The wall of snow roared down the side of a mountain in Ten Mile Canyon on Sunday afternoon, swallowing up vehicles on Interstate 70.
Shaune Golemon was driving with his family on the highway when they braced for the impact, capturing the moment on dash-cam video. The footage shows the wave of snow completely whiting the section of highway, covering Golemon’s vehicle in an instant.
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“As soon as it hit us, everything changed,” Golemon told CBS Denver. “It got real, it hit us with so much force and it was loud.”
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Luckily, their vehicle was not completely buried and no one was injured.
Jacob Easton was travelling on the interstate in the opposite direction, capturing the avalanche on dash-cam video, as it rolled down the mountainside.
“All of a sudden, me and my dad just saw a big white cloud to the left of us and we instantly noticed the avalanche,” Easton told FOX31. “It’s exciting, but pretty nerve wracking, because you don’t know when it’s going to stop.”
Video shows the wall of snow covering the highway just in front of Easton’s vehicle.
According to CBS, several avalanche warnings were issued for the area as more snowfall was expected.