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UPDATE: Hot Brakes Cause Trailer To Catch Fire

Highway 40 was completely closed for about half an hour Monday morning near the base of Rabbit Ears Pass, after a semi trailer caught fire. Traffic was able to move through the area after the highway was partially re-opened just before 7,with the entire highway being fully re-opened around 8. The cause of the fire was determined to have been overheated brakes, resulting Continue reading

UPDATE: Craig Man Killed In Highway 13 Head On

Two people were killed in a head on collision yesterday afternoon on Highway 13, eleven miles north of Rifle. Traffic was affected for almost 7 hours for investigation and cleanup, after a pickup and semi collided on the highway just after 4. A second semi was also involved in Continue reading

Highway 40 To Be Closed Tuesday Night

The US 40 and Elk River Road intersection in Steamboat will be fully closed Tuesday night. The closure will allow crews to set barriers and re-stripe the road in preparation for a major construction project in the area. The closure will last from 7 Tuesday evening though 6 Wednesday morning. A Continue reading

Police Investigate Suspicious Item At Post Office

Craig Police closed down the area around the Craig post office Friday afternoon, after a suspicious item was discovered near one of the post office trash cans. According to Jerry DeLong of the Craig Police Department, officers were called to the post office shortly Continue reading

Areas In Wyoming Closed To Motorized Vehicles

The Steamboat Mountain area in Wyoming northeast of Rock Springs will be closed to motorized vehicles during the months of May and June, to protect sensitive elk calving and dear fawning areas. Signs will be posted throughout this Continue reading

Closures For Dam Work At Steamboat Lake

Upgrade and repair work will begin soon on the Willow Creek Dam at Steamboat Lake State Park. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is advising the public to observe closure signs and avoid the area Continue reading

CO Receives Funds To Repair Rock Slide Damage

Colorado has been granted over $7 million from the Federal Highway Administration, to help pay for damage from the rock-slide which closed down I-70 through Glenwood Canyon, in early 2016. These funds will be critical in addressing the issues caused by the slide, and will help support the State’s Emergency Relief account, which was facing significant shortfalls. According to Continue reading

Threat That Closed High Schools Not Credible

The threat, which closed down high schools in Garfield County yesterday, and put the middle and elementary schools on lock down for a period of time, was later deemed not credible. The lock down was lifted around one yesterday afternoon. The FBI alerted Carbondale police to an anonymous threat, thought to have been made by an 18 year old Continue reading

Highway 14 Closed For Semi Recovery

Highway 14 was closed yesterday between Walden and Highway 40 to remove a semi that slid off the road. The road had to be closed from to 5 to 6:15 to allow a tow-truck to pull the semi back onto the highway.  Icy and snow packed roads Continue reading

UPDATE: I-70 Closed, Traffic Detoured Through NW Colorado

An accident on I-70 west Gypsum this morning has closed the highway in both directions. A tractor trailer and a semi hauling diesel fuel collided on the highway just before six this morning. The collision caused 21,000 gallons of diesel fuel to spill onto the median of the Continue reading

Semi Accident Closes I-70 Near Silverthorne

I-70 was closed last night 4 miles east of Silverthorne for almost 6 hours after a semi crash. The accident occured around 7, when the semi driver rolled his tractor-trailer spilling his load of 50 foot oil and gas pipes onto both sides of the highway, closing I-70 in both directions. The Continue reading

UPDATE: Rabbit Ears Closed For 7 Hours Due To Head-on Crash

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Rabbit Ears Pass was closed in both directions earlier today due to an accident that occurred between a tractor-trailer and pickup just after 5 this morning. The two drivers were the only people involved in the incident. . It took rescue Continue reading