A deadly accident just east of Avon has left the highway closed and hazmat crews struggling to clean the area up.

The multi-vehicle crash involved a hazmat vehicle which is making clean up a struggle.

Crews expect the highway to be closed most of the day and traffic is being rerouted to Highway 6 while they try to get the wreck cleaned up.

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CDOT is advising travelers to stay off of the highways until they can get the roads cleaned up and safe for driving. At this point, heavy snow continues to fall which is making the cleanup that much more difficult.

As this storm makes its way out, another storm is expected to arrive on Wednesday and stick around through Thanksgiving.