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Weather blamed for crashes on US 285

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DENVER — Three people were injured in a series of crashes along U.S. 285 in the mountains Monday morning.

The Colorado State Patrol said the crashes were likely caused by icy roadways.

Trooper Nate Reid said at least four vehicles went off the highway in the area of 285 near Foxton Road. The first crash was reported around 10 a.m., he said.

One person was taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital. A third was taken to Swedish Medical Center. The extent of their injuries is not yet known.

Fog and temperatures in the 40s greeted morning commuters around the metro area Monday morning. The forecast for the rest of the day calls for decreased clouds and a high of 37.