CBS4 helps them escape – CBS Denver

GREELEY, Colorado (CBS4) – Heavy snow and patches of ice along the roads Tuesday created dangerous and sometimes impassable driving conditions in northern Colorado. The CBS4 crew scoured Weld and Larimer counties after the storm and found many drivers having difficulty navigating the roads.

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One woman said she slept in her car overnight as conditions worsened overnight.

“It was really bad. I couldn’t see very well and I was swerving,” said Delia, who wished not to give her last name. “I got stuck in the snow, and I’m still stuck on the the following day.”

Delia spent more than 12 hours in her vehicle waiting for help. She was low on gas, so she didn’t run her vehicle to warm up all night.

“It was cold. Because I didn’t want to drive my car too much. I would have eaten it and wrapped myself in a blanket. It was cold,” Delia told CBS4’s Dillon Thomas.

Thomas spent time trying to push Delia out of the parking lot where she was stuck alongside US 34. The sedan couldn’t travel more than 10 yards without getting stuck again. Delia said her water bottles froze in her car overnight.

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A call to the Colorado State Patrol and the Weld County Sheriff’s Office got Delia the help she needed.

Meanwhile, in Fort Collins, many were avoiding going out into town, prompting a spike in sales and business for local restaurants and delivery drivers.

“Snow days are always busy. People don’t want to get out in their driveway, but we’re going to get in,” said Fort Collins delivery driver Kate Young.

Road crews across the region spent the entire day clearing streets, highways and sidewalks.

Truckers like Brandt Thomas said highways and highways were mostly clear, though traffic was slowing.

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He encouraged people to drive slower and give truckers space, noting that his route was strewn with commuter vehicles, while slower-moving tractor-trailers could pass easily.

“The roads are slippery in some places, but it’s mostly people who don’t know how to drive that are slowing everyone down,” said Brandt Thomas. “We are at work here. We don’t drive to parties and stuff. So the best thing to do is stay away from big trucks.

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