About 600-800 vehicles are said to have stalled on I-225 road racing on I-225, say Aurora Police – The Denver Post

Around 600 to 800 vehicles were involved in a road race between Colfax and Alameda streets along Interstate 225 southbound Sunday night, according to a tweet from Aurora Police. The motorway has since been cleared.

According to Aurora police, several vehicles “purposely blocked the shoulders” of the freeway to prevent police from reaching the area.

“There have been reports of fireworks, smoke and guns being waved,” the tweet read.

UPDATE: There are reports that there are 600 vehicles involved, intentionally blocking the shoulders and preventing police from entering the area. There have been reports of fireworks, smoke and guns being waved. Stay out of the area while officers try to address the situation.

– Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) March 8, 2021

According to a tweet at 10:26 p.m., police say the group “will continue to run street races in various areas” including the area near 33rd Avenue and Telluride Street on Sunday night. The police say they will “keep trying to deal with the situation”.

FINAL UPDATE: It was estimated that 600-800 cars were involved. The I-225 is initially free of road racers. It’s likely that the group will continue to compete in street races tonight in a variety of areas, including the 33rd and Telluride areas. The officials are still trying to cope with the situation.

– Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) March 8, 2021

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