12/20/2012 Ames, Iowa, Blizzard Conditions

As daylight arrived, so did the extent of the blizzard conditions in the central Iowa city of Ames. Footage of the extremely hazardous driving conditions that shows several cars and large 4×4 trucks stuck in the snow.

Shot 1: Shows a overpass sign on I35 highlighting the blizzard warning and no travel advised. The road is completely empty.

Shot 2: Shows absolute white out conditions on I35 with over 50mph wind gusts.

Shot 3: Shows a truck stuck in the ditch that has been checked for occupants already and labeled with caution tape.

Shot 4: Shows a close up on the caution tape and iced/snowed over truck.

Shot 5: Shows an Ames resident using a snow blower. The snow is over a foot deep and is above his knees.

Shot 6: Shows an Ames business owner cleaning off his sidewalk with a shovel.

Shot 7: Shows a tight then zoomed out shot of a truck in the ditch with the logo “Storm Guard” on the side.

Shot 8: Shows a mid zoom shot on the same truck’s tailgate with caution tape being violently ripped around in the wind.

Shot 9: Shows a car that got stuck in the middle of the ditch.

Shot 10: Shows a truck carrying a bicycle and canoe that got stuck on the I35 off ramp. The caution tape is also visible.

Shot 11: Shows a wide shot of a car that went off a steep embankment off Interstate 35.

Shot 12: Shows a tight shot of the car that went off 35.

Shot 13: Shows city workers trying to remove snow from stoplights.

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12/19/2012 West Denver, CO Snowstorm Footage

A major winter storm taking aim across the central part of the country leaves its mark across the Colorado Front Range with Blizzard Warnings and Winter Storm Advisories in effect. Snow accumulations of up to 5-inches across parts of the Metro area combined with the high winds to make very hazardous driving conditions.

Video package a 2-parter; TRT of 4:57

Part 1 – Daytime Morning Footage

Part 1 opens up with several establishing shots of heavy snow and low visibilities across the western part of the Denver area along the I-70, C-470, US-6 area. Following shots of a single vehicle accident as tow-truck pulls front-damaged car onto bed. Shots of traffic crawling by with a cop behind the accident scene. Next shot of another accident along I-70 where a car rear-ended a pickup truck. First shot taken in very heavy snow from the front, a second shot from behind with the exit sign. Next shot of a state trooper leaving the scene of an accident along I-70 in heavy snow. Next several shots of another accident along C-470 where two cars bumped. Several shots of the occupants out in the snow. Next couple of shots of high winds blowing snow across the roads. Next several shots are POV of trucker-chain up station along I-70. Final shot of part 1 a shot looking down a neighborhood street as a couple walks a dog in the heavy snow.

Part 2 – Pre-dawn Footage

Part 2 contains footage as storm begins across Denver in the pre-dawn hours. Opening POV shot driving along Pena Blvd near Denver International Airport with highway sign warning of winter driving conditions. Several shots of snow being blown across the roads with traffic moving. Last few shots of snowplows, including a couple final shots of sparks flying out from beneath the plows as they treat the roads in Mag-Chloride.

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