Tag Archives: Highway 40

Fire Closes Highway 40 Between Dinosaur and Skull Valley

U.S. Highway 40 has been closed between Dinosaur and Skull Valley (at 3:30pm Monday) because of the Dead Dog Fire burning to within ¼ mile of the highway. Rio Blanco County Road 1 is also closed and the small community of Blue Continue reading

Fire That Closed Highway 40 Fully Contained

Crews were able to get the Mile Marker 166 fire fully contained yesterday afternoon.  The fire had closed highway 40 near the Colorado Utah border Tuesday afternoon. A representative from the Uintah Basin Interagency Fire Center confirmed that the fire was fully contained as of 5:30. The cause of the fire is still Continue reading

0% Containment Of Fire That Closed Highway 40

A wildfire closed highway 40 for a period of time Tuesday afternoon near the Colorado-Utah border.  A 25 mile stretch of the highway was closed for about 2 hours starting around 4:30 to assist crews with fire suppression efforts, not because of Continue reading

Highway 40 Head On Kills One

One person was killed in a head on accident Monday afternoon on Highway 40. 35-year-old Felix Cervantes of Denver was attempting to pass in a no passing zone about 27 miles east of Steamboat, when he collided with a car being driven by Lienchai Harker of Breckenridge. Both Cervantes and Continue reading

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

Tipped Over Semi Closes Highway 40

A tipped over semi resulted in Highway 40 being closed for a period of time yesterday afternoon on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass. The trucks driver lost control, causing the semi to slide off the road where it struck a guard rail, which led to the trailer tipping over.  The highway was closed from 12:30 Continue reading

Lane Closure For Rock Slide Clean Up

Crews will be out Monday and Tuesday cleaning up the rock slide that occurred last week on Highway 40 near Milner. There will be one lane of alternating traffic from 9 to 4 both days, while the work is taking Continue reading

UPDATE: Photos From Rock Slide Near Milner

Photos from the rock slide that occurred around noon Thursday on highway 40 near Milner.  The west bound lane was partially blocked by the slide.  The rock slide was cleared by 4:30.  Photos courtesy of the Colorado State Patrol.  Click to enlarge. Continue reading

Lane Closures Start Next Week On Highway 40

Lane closures will start next week for construction on the western portion of Highway 40 in Steamboat. During the project, crews will work to resurface the road, construct approximately 1,800 feet of new sidewalks and will conduct shoulder and drainage improvement in the area. They will also add Continue reading

UPDATE: Car Ends Up On Railroad Tracks In Craig

A single car accident occurred last night near the large welcome to Moffat County sign on the east side of Craig. The driver, 19-year-old Matthew Beran, lost control of his vehicle and struck a guard rail while attempting to make a turn from Highway 40 onto 1st Continue reading

Landscaping Next Week On Highway 40

Landscaping projects will take place next week on the medians along Highway 40 in Steamboat from downtown to JD Hays Way, as well as on the medians on Mount Werner Road. The work will take place from 8 to 4 Monday through Friday, weather permitting. During the project, Highway 40 Continue reading

Car Collides With Tires On Highway 40

A freak accident occurred Tuesday afternoon near Craig when at set of dual rear tires fell off a truck and struck a car on Highway 40 4 miles east of Craig. According to Craig fire fighter Troy Hampton, the failure was caused by lug nuts that broke Continue reading