Tag Archives: 40

UPDATE: Highway 40 Reopened After Accident

Highway 40 was closed for about half an hour Friday morning near mile marker 99 east of Craig, due to a three vehicle accident. Two of the cars involved ended up in the ditch on the side of the roadway, while another vehicle was disabled on the road. According to a representative with the Colorado Continue reading

Two Accidents Saturday During Crash Cleanup

Two suspected drunk drivers were arrested after they hit vehicles involved in the clean up, at the site of the semi-tanker roll-over that closed Highway 40 for 10 hours Saturday, near the Yampa Valley Regional airport.  One driver ignored road closure signage and drove his SUV into an unoccupied Continue reading

One Injured In Highway 40 Roll-Over

A single vehicle roll-over occurred Wednesday night on Highway 40 near Kremmling.  26-year-old Travis Hilton of Granby was driving when he lost control, causing the vehicle to roll, striking a telephone pole on the side of Continue reading

Driver Arrested After Hitting Tree

One man was arrested for drunk driving over the weekend after he crashed his car into a tree on Routt County Road 178, near the intersection  of Highway 40. The man was not injured during the Continue reading

Highway 40 Road Work Done For The Year

The US 40 resurfacing and safety-improvement project near Steamboat has been completed for the year. Crews will return in the spring, to complete striping and traffic markings, sidewalk work, guardrail, fencing and landscaping. The $6.9 Continue reading

Hayden Man Involved In October Accident Dies

The Hayden man who was involved in a collision last month with a semi on Highway 40 near Hayden has died. 67-year-old Edwin Zaledzieski died from his injuries at a Hospital in  Denver. Zaledzieski was seriously injured after he drove his Continue reading

Semi Roll-Over Closes Highway 40

A semi truck rolled over on the west side Rabbit Ears pass Thursday afternoon, closing the highway. The semi, which was hauling lumber spilled its load onto the roadway. According to a Facebook post from Steamboat Springs Fire and Rescue, a hazmat team was called in to clean up Continue reading

Car And Pickup Collide On Highway 40

Multiple people were injured after an SUV and pickup collided Tuesday night on Highway 40 near Routt County Road 52, between Milner and Hayden. The driver of the SUV was being followed by two cars and a pickup.  When traffic slowed the driver of the pickup veered into the oncoming lane to avoid rear ending the Continue reading

UPDATE: Highway 40 Reopened, Fire Over 8 Square Miles

Highway 40 was closed from 2 in the afternoon Thursday to around 10 in the morning Friday between Maybell and Dinosaur, due to the Winter Valley Fire, which ignited Thursday south of Elk Springs. The fire, which was thought to be around 10 to 15 acres as of noon, had expanded to Continue reading

Craig Traffic Signal Replacement Complete

The Traffic Signal Replacement Project in Craig has been completed by the Colorado Department of Transportation. The project’s goal was to improve traffic flow and to increase the safety of the roadway for Continue reading

UPDATE: 6 People Injured In Roll-Over

Six people were injured in a roll-over accident Saturday on Highway 40 west of Hayden. All were transported to the hospital for treatment, two with serious injuries. The driver, 38-year-old Brandi Shipman of Craig, was attempting to pass a vehicle on the highway when she lost control resulting in Continue reading

Highway 40 Intersection Closed Monday Night

The intersection of Highway 40 and Elk River road in Steamboat will be closed tonight to allow the intersection to be re-striped. The intersection will be fully closed from 10, through 6 tomorrow morning. Southbound travelers on Elk River Road wanting to access downtown will detour Continue reading