DENVER — As hail season hits the Front Range and Plains in full force, drivers can once again find themselves in a difficult situation. While it may be tempting to stop under an overpass, the Colorado State Patrol is reminding drivers that it is illegal to do so.
CSP said drivers should exit the roadway in a safe manner instead. Those who do not may be ticketed.
“If worse comes to worst and you don’t have anywhere you can pull [over], get to the side of the road, park on the shoulder, don’t drive. In really severe hail conditions, it’s like a whiteout. You can’t see, you have no visibility,” said Skyler McKinley with AAA Colorado.
Not only is parking under an overpass illegal, it can be more dangerous during severe weather. During a tornado, overpasses can accelerate the already violent winds.