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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

Detoured Traffic To Continue Through NW Colorado

glenwood canyon rock fall feb 16 1I-70 through Glenwood Canyon will remain closed at least through midday tomorrow following a rock slide that damaged the roadway and left massive boulders on the highway. The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to begin moving traffic though the canyon sometime tomorrow by operating a single-lane alternating traffic pattern that could remain in place for several days while repairs and rock stabilization continues. Yesterday, crews began the process of evaluating the walls of the Continue reading

Tolls Begin Saturday On I-70 Mountain Express

I70 SIGNThe High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) today announced that toll collection will begin on the eastbound I-70 Mountain Express Lane this Saturday, Dec. 19. The lane, which runs 13 miles from Empire to Idaho Springs, opened Dec. 13 with all tolls waived, allowing drivers to learn how to use the lane and for CDOT to test equipment. Continue reading

I-70 Toll Lane To Open Saturday

I70 SIGNThe Colorado Department of Transportation has announced that the eastbound I-70 Mountain Express Lane will open to traffic this Saturday. If you will be traveling on I-70 from Western Slope to Denver this weekend you will be able to try the lanes for free and learn how to use them while toll collection is waived during the testing period. C-DOT has not indicated how long the free testing period will be in effect. Travelers in Continue reading

Fatal Crash in Garfield County

fatal-300On September 16, 2015, at approximately 4:10 pm, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on I70 at milepost 96 westbound. The driver of a white Volvo, 41 year old Melanie Jean Leilani Baumert of Rifle, was Continue reading