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Keep Snow On Your Property

Northwest Colorado and South Central Wyoming are receiving a brief break from the winter weather this week, but with snow expected again this weekend, you shouldn’t put that shovel away just yet. When snow removal is required, remember that the snow must remain on your property. Property owners, renters Continue reading

Semi Accident Closes I-70 Near Silverthorne

I-70 was closed last night 4 miles east of Silverthorne for almost 6 hours after a semi crash. The accident occured around 7, when the semi driver rolled his tractor-trailer spilling his load of 50 foot oil and gas pipes onto both sides of the highway, closing I-70 in both directions. The Continue reading

27 Cases Of Potential Voter Registration Fraud

27 cases of potential voter registration fraud, which may have occurred during November’s election, have been uncovered by the Larimer County Clerk’s office. The cases were flagged when clerk employees were submitting Election Day registrations to the Secretary of State’s voter database. The database is Continue reading

New Years DUI Enforcement Starts Friday

The New Years Eve “Heat Is On” campaign in Colorado is taking place through Wednesday. The Colorado State Patrol and other local law enforcement are combining efforts to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible. Last year, nearly 400 impaired drivers were arrested and seven deaths occurred during Continue reading

Heavy Traffic Expected New Years Weekend

If you plan to travel to or from Denver over New Years weekend expect heavy traffic. Traffic on I-70 is expected to be nearly 50% higher this weekend as compared to average daily traffic on the highway. For up-to-date Continue reading

46 Accidents Due To High Wind In Wyoming

Despite the Wyoming Department of Transportation closing multiple stretches of highway, including I-80, due to high winds this week, some light and high profile vehicles failed to heed the warning resulting in multiple accidents. When winds exceed a certain limit, WYDOT closes highways to light and high profile vehicles to prevent them from becoming a Continue reading

518 Intoxicated Drivers Arrested Over Thanksgiving

DUI518 impaired drivers were taken off the roads this year during the Thanksgiving Heat is on Campaign in Colorado. This was a significant increase from the 283 impaired drivers that were removed during the Thanksgiving enforcement period last year. Officials have attributed the increase to the Colorado State Patrol and Department of Transportation’s decision Continue reading

2 Hour Delays Expected For I-70 Travelers

CDOTAnyone traveling to and from Denver this week may encounter delays on I-70.  The Colorado Department of Transportation will be performing rock fall mitigation next to I-70 near George Town, Tuesday through Thursday. Continue reading

Smart Phone Breathalyzers Could Prevent DUI’s

DUIA summer study conducted by the Colorado Department of Transportation found that smart phone breathalyzers were an effective method in preventing drinking and driving. C-DOT handed out smart phone breathalyzers to 225 participants this summer and received feedback on the experience. 84% of participants said that owning a smart phone breathalyzer lowered their risk of getting a D-U-I or D-W-A-I, and 82% agreed Continue reading

CO Highway Deaths Continue To Increase

CDOTTraffic fatalities rose by 12% in Colorado between 2014 and 2015, and are on pace to increase again this year. As of September 20th 423 people have died on Colorado roads, 415 people died during the same time period last year. Of those that died this year, 147 were Continue reading

147 People Have Died Not Wearing A Seatbelt

CDOTSeat belt usage continues to be an issue in Colorado. According to numbers released by the Colorado Department of Transportation, as of September 20th, 147 people have died in car crashes this year in Continue reading

Highway 13 Closed Tuesday

highway-13-smallHighway 13 south of Craig will be closed tomorrow to allow construction to continue on the Yampa River Bridge. The highway will be closed from 7 am to 7 pm to allow crews to continue repairs. Detour routes will be in place for drivers in the area. Those routes are available Continue reading