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Denver Police Respond To Nearly 200 Crashes On Snowy Streets

DENVER (CBS4) -- The snow storm that moved through the metro area on Wednesday left side streets and highways snow-packed and slippery, and the sub-freezing temperatures overnight kept roads icy and slick Thursday morning.

That contributed to dozens of crashes in Denver during the morning commute.

Early Thursday morning, the Denver Police Department said it responded to 189 crashes in about 24 hours and that it had responded to 132 crashed on Wednesday.

"There's still some #snow on the streets, so keep those #SnowGoing driving tips in mind and let's make it a great day!" officials said.

Police also warned people not to leave their car running unattended to warm it up.

Nevertheless, police reported two stolen puffer cars and two dozen crashes by about 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

By the end of the rush hour, the crash total for the morning was up to 57.

Just last week, Denver got hit with snow storms on Tuesday and Thursday that both hit just in time to cause major problems with the morning commute -- and lots of crashes.

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Denver police said they responded to 62 crashes last Tuesday and 72 crashes last Thursday.


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