Tag Archives: Highway 40

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

Jackknifed Semi Blocks Highway 40

The unexpectedly heavy snowfall caused issues all across Northwest Colorado yesterday.  In one incident a jackknifed semi blocked both lanes of Highway 40 on Rabbit Ears Pass near the intersection of Highway 14.  The lanes were blocked in both directions from around 2 to 5:30 yesterday afternoon, although traffic was able to pass using the Continue reading

One Dead In Highway 40 Accident

One person died in an accident yesterday morning on Highway 40. Ice and snow contributed to accident near Tabernash, when a 26 year old man from Denver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a truck driven by Granby resident, 73 year old Lynn Kessler.  The 26 year old Continue reading

UPDATE: Icy Roads Wreak Havoc Monday

Icy and snow packed roads are thought to be the primary cause of multiple car accidents Monday.  Around 10 Monday morning two rollovers were reported on Highway 40. One occurred near the rest stop between Craig and Hayden and another near Hayden Station.  A driver who was approaching the Continue reading

UPDATE: Two Injured In Roll-Over

Two people were injured yesterday during a single vehicle rollover on Highway 40, 5 miles east of Craig. Emergency personnel responded to the accident just before 7 last night.  Though the injuries were believed to be minor, both were transported to the Memorial Hospital as a Continue reading