Surprise ‘white-out’ contributes to multi-vehicle crash on Highway 85

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WELD COUNTY, Colo. -- Highway 85 near Fort Lupton is now back open after being closed for most of the day when snowy weather caused accidents involving more than 25 vehicles.

Colorado State Patrol spokesperson Josh Lewis said the accidents were caused by blowing snow and icy conditions. There were at least three injuries.

Lewis said the chain of wrecks began before 12:30 p.m., with the largest accident involving six to eight vehicles.

Highway 85 was shut down between Fort Lupton and Brighton due to the clean up efforts.  It reopened around 4 p.m.