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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

112th Death Occurs On Wyoming Highways

Two people died in accident near Lyman, 30 miles west of Rock Springs earlier this week, making those the 111th and 112th fatality to occur on Wyoming highways this year. 54-year-old Alan Peterson of Idaho was driving on I-80 when he lost control on an icy bridge, sending the vehicle down an embankment where it rolled multiple times. Peterson and 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

Roll-Over South of Craig

A pickup truck rolled over Monday morning on Highway 13, 20 miles south of Craig. A 51-year-old man was driving, when he lost control, causing the vehicle to roll. The man, who was 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

Accident Dumps Dozens Of Pigs Onto I-70 – See Video

A semi-truck rollover on Interstate 70 just east of Glenwood spilled dozens of pigs on to the highway Monday afternoon, bringing traffic in the westbound lane to a standstill. The accident occurred when the truck driver lost control and hit the right guard rail before crossing the Continue reading

Highway Patrol Busy During Eclipse

The Wyoming Highway Patrol stayed busy during the recent solar eclipse while dealing with a surge in traffic during the event. Troopers around the state worked extended shifts to make sure all Wyoming residents and guests stayed safe while traffic was moving. From Friday, August 18th to Monday, August 21st, Troopers responded to 7,500 calls for service throughout Continue reading

Fire Closes Highway Saturday

A wildfire closed Highway 13, 30 miles north of Craig for about an hour and a half Saturday afternoon. According to David Boyd of the BLM, firefighters were able to get the 280 Continue reading

Be Patient In Eclipse Traffic

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has seen a substantial increase in traffic on Wyoming’s highways for the 2017 solar eclipse event, so drivers are being reminded that heavy traffic congestion should be expected in certain areas across the state.  All motorists should follow the law and slow down or move over for law enforcement and vehicles with flashing lights. There have also been several vehicle Continue reading

90 Mile High Speed Chase

Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were involved in a vehicle pursuit that spanned over 90 miles on Interstate 80. The episode began Tuesday morning when a Trooper stopped a SUV for exceeding the speed limit about 10 miles east of Rawlins. A K-9 team detected the presence of narcotics in the SUV. When the occupants were asked to get out of the vehicle, the driver started the vehicle and sped off with his girlfriend and her two kids, ages seven and 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