Tag Archives: Interstate 70

Bill to Study Snow Tire Issue Hits Governor’s Desk

WINTER-DRIVING-300Colorado lawmakers passed legislation to study whether to require snow tires or chains to drive on a mountainous stretch of Interstate 70 during spring and winter months. The proposal on its way to Governor John Hickenlooper’s desk is a Continue reading

Snow Tire Bill Fails in Senate

WINTER-DRIVING-300Colorado drivers won’t be required to get snow tires to drive on Interstate 70 next winter, after all. The state Senate voted yesterday to deflate a proposal to require motorists without four-wheel drive to use snow tires or carry chains or cables Continue reading

Lawmakers Require Snow Tires in Winter

WINTER-DRIVING-300The Colorado Senate has approved a bill requiring winter drivers to have snow-appropriate tires during winter months on the state’s mountain highways. The bill would require all motorists without four-wheel drive to Continue reading

Legislature Approves New Tire Chain Rules

co-state-capitol-300A bill to require all motorists in Colorado to use snow tires or chains during snowy months on Colorado’s major mountain highway has passed its toughest test in the state Legislature. The Senate Transportation Committee voted 5-0 for Continue reading

State Legislature Week Ahead

co-state-capitol-300The upcoming week in the Colorado Legislature includes possible votes by the full House and Senate on some hefty bills. They include a final vote in the House on a requirement that all noncommercial vehicles have snow tires or Continue reading

22 Year Old Dies In Crash On I-70

I70 SIGNThe Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred today (February 1), at approximately 4 a.m., on Interstate 70 near mile 68, in Garfield County.  A Dodge Ram, driven by 22 year old Continue reading

C-DOT Suspends Road Projects for the Weekend

CDOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation has suspended construction projects across the state in anticipation of heavy traffic this Labor Day weekend. Heavier than normal weekend traffic is expected on Interstate Continue reading

Dump Truck Driver Crashes into I-70 Bridge

Vehicle-Accident-300A 53-year-old Grand Junction man was seriously injured Tuesday night when the dump truck he was driving crashed into an Interstate 70 bridge. At about 9:30 Tuesday night, Steven Bounds was driving a large construction dump truck on Highway 6 near Dotsero. The initial investigation has implied Continue reading

Tanker Fire Reason for I-70 Closure Yesterday

I70 SIGNA tanker caught fire yesterday evening, closing westbound Interstate 70 near Gypsum for about an hour. Nobody was injured in the blaze.  Just after 5 yesterday, 43-year-old Vincent Vanputten, of Commerce City, was driving a tractor-trailer loaded with gasoline, when the trailer blew a tire and Continue reading

Two seriously Injured in I-70 Crash near Rifle

Vehicle-Accident-300A 29-year-old Glenwood Springs woman was seriously injured yesterday evening in rollover crash east of Rifle on Interstate 70. Her name is being held pending notification of her family.  Just before 5, 35-year-old Jesse Wanner, of Rifle, lost control of his car on Interstate 70, about three miles east of Rifle. The Continue reading