AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The blizzard made it impossible for some to travel to parts of Aurora on Sunday afternoon for some. Dozens of drivers were stranded on Smoky Hill Road. Even people with four-wheel drive got stuck.
I’m here on Smoky Hill Rd. The E470 corridor is a nightmare. Stay away and stay in @AuroraPD is out here helping stranded motorists. Saw a pickup truck and a plow stuck. pic.twitter.com/WEmln29QbQ
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– Michael Abeyta (@ AbeytaCBS4) March 14, 2021
“Saw a pickup truck and a plow stuck,” tweeted CBS4 reporter Michael Abeyta around 4pm.
“[It’s] A nightmare, ”Abeyta said.
Around the same time Abyeta tweeted about the Aurora Police Department rescuing stranded motorists, APD tweeted a photo of a group they rescued in northeast Aurora.
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PHOTO: These are the people our SWAT team saved on 64th Ave and Piccadilly in northeast Aurora. They are warming up in the back of our BEAR and are on their way to protection. #WinterStormXylia #StayHomeAurora pic.twitter.com/DRPrD7bZ1J
– Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) March 14, 2021
“These are the people our SWAT team saved on 64th Ave and Piccadilly in northeast Aurora,” police tweeted. “They are warming up in the back of our BEAR and are on their way to protection.”
“There are currently 48 stranded or stalled motorist calls pending in the city,” tweeted APD at 5:10 pm. “Most of these calls are in NE and SE Aurora.”
“Road and weather conditions are so bad that even some of our first responders are waiting for help,” officials said.
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“We’re working as quickly and safely as possible to reach everyone who has called 911 and asked for help. Thank you for your patience with this weather / snow safety emergency. Remember to stay away from the roads unless it is an emergency. “