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AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — Aurora police said street racers blocked access to southbound Interstate 225 from Colfax Avenue to Alameda Avenue on Sunday night.

According to police, about 600 to 800 vehicles were involved and intentionally blocked access on the shoulders of the highway.

Police said there were reports of fireworks, smoke and weapons being waved.

The area was cleared before midnight, but police said it was possible the group would continue street racing in other areas.

City Council members say street racing has been an ongoing issue in Aurora and the surrounding metro for years, noting a proposal is in the works to help combat the problem. 

In February, street racing was brought up at Aurora’s Public Safety Policy Committee meeting; according to local lawmakers, police said they are looking into both local and state legislation to help stop the issue.