DENVER — Colorado's weekend blizzard had snow totals stacking up in the Denver metro area – leaving many metro drivers and emergency crews looking for an assist from local police after finding themselves stuck on impassable roads or in their cars.
Denver Police (DPD) tallied up how many motorists they assisted from Sunday into Monday morning and tweeted out those totals including:
- About 60 motorists unstuck by police
- About 100 people rescued from their cars by officers at Denver International Airport (DIA)
- About 50 motorists unstuck by officers at DIA
- About two dozen homeless residents transported to shelters
> Watch video above: Cars stranded in snow near Denver International Airport.
Aurora Police (APD) updated its blizzard response numbers on Monday after responding to stranded motorists, traffic accidents and emergency vehicles getting stuck in the snow:
- 212 stranded motorists rescued
- 19 traffic crashes responded to
- 5 Aurora Fire apparatus and six Falck Rocky Mountain ambulances assisted
Monday afternoon, APD said the Emergency Response and SWAT teams were still responding to calls for assistance.
"They are double checking areas in east Aurora where most people were stranded. Efforts are still being made to check on and tow abandoned vehicles on 56th Avenue," APD tweeted.
The department said teams are only responding to rural areas of the city where the roads are impassable and drivers don't have any way to get out or get to a shelter for safety.
Denver Fire answered the call of Denver Health paramedics who needed help getting to a patient through his snowed-in front door.
Aurora Fire Rescue on Monday tweeted an update to the work their rescue crews put in Sunday night and into Monday morning.
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