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1 year 11 months ago

Blizzard closes highways, freezes gas pumps

CALHAN - It's the kind of storm that makes driving even short distances a challenge. Gusting winds and blowing snow on the eastern planes created whiteout conditions Wednesday afternoon, making travel dangerous enough that the Colorado Department of Transportation Closed Highway 24 east of Calhan and CO Hwy 94 east...

2 years 1 month ago

Storm prep: the frenzy before the freeze

As the first hard freeze of the year draws closer, folks across southern Colorado are preparing for the big chill. Wintry weather's just around the corner and history shows we're right on schedule; the first freeze usually hits Colorado Springs around October 1st, and Pueblo just a week later....

2 years 4 months ago

Flash flood fears for Hwy 24

In the aftermath of the Waldo Canyon fire officials are gearing up to prepare for potential flooding beneath burn zones, especially along Highway 24. Even years after the 2002 Hayman fire, charred lands still couldn't absorb rain; the result was a flash flood that wiped out miles of Highway...

2 years 9 months ago

COS drivers getting ready for I-25 widening

Funds are being allocated, and crews are preparing to get things rolling on the I-25 widening project between Woodmen Road and Interquest Parkway. Department of Transportation officials say drivers will likely start seeing construction activity by late July or Early August. CDOT Spokesman Bob Wilson says the third lane...

2 years 10 months ago

Highway 50 homeless camper arrested

A man who's been living along Highway 50, near Fowler, is now under arrest. News 5 caught up with Roy Gleiter in December, after he had been in the area for a few months. He stopped in eastern Pueblo County last summer while making his way across the country; he...

3 years 4 days ago

High wind restrictions are in place on I-25 today

The Colorado Department of Transportation has just issued a High Wind Restriction on I-25 From Colorado Springs over Monument Hill for light, empty and high profile vehicles. You can learn more about this restriction on the CDOT website at; http://www.cotrip.org/roadConditions.htm

3 years 1 week ago

Mayor calls for end to DUI checkpoints

Sobriety checkpoints may soon be a thing of the past in Colorado Springs. As part of his budget for next year, Mayor Steve Bach recommended the police department no longer use the checkpoints because they are inefficient at catching drunk drivers. The mayor says he came to the decision...

3 years 1 month ago

Homeowner frustrated by flooding

When it rains, things get expensive for Beverley Stephens. The Stratmoor Hills homeowner had at least two feet of water in her basement earlier this month when record rainfall hit the area. "The carpet got soaked, all of the furniture in here was soaked," Stephens said. The repair...

3 years 1 month ago

Views differ on medicated driving

Medical marijuana supporters in Colorado believe that some patients can safely drive even if they have recently medicated. But state troopers think those supporters may be giving out dangerous advice. The Colorado Department of Transportation rolled out a public service announcement campaign last month warning drivers specifically not to...

3 years 3 months ago

Officials warn of bicycle race traffic problems

VAIL, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Department of Transportation is warning motorists of traffic problems as authorities prepare for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge bicycle race. According to the Vail Daily, race officials are estimating the race may draw more than one million spectators over the course of seven days...

3 years 3 months ago

Colo. highway worker seriously injured on I-70

EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) - A state highway worker has been seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle on Interstate 70 near Evergreen. The Colorado Department of Transportation says 64-year-old maintenance employee David Wright was hit Friday on westbound I-70 near Evergreen Parkway as he was picking up debris....

3 years 7 months ago

State Patrol wants motorcycle riders to get training

The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol are encouraging motorcycle riders to get professional training before they hit the road. CDOT and CSP point to certain statistics that show lack of training among motorcycle riders causes many motorcycle fatalities. Supporting statistics from the Colorado State...

4 years 3 months ago

CSU-Pueblo receives $125,000 state grant

Colorado State University-Pueblo has won a competitive grant to investigate ways for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to use alternative energy to sustain and maintain the state's rest areas and right-of-way corridors. The College of Science and Mathematics and College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies will work...

4 years 4 months ago

Looks like roads are becoming more safe in CO

Colorado is headed toward a three-decade low in the number of people killed in traffic crashes. Safer cars and better drivers are credited for the safer highways. The Colorado Department of Transportation reports that the number of people killed in Colorado traffic crashes dropped 20 percent in the first...

4 years 5 months ago

Click It or Ticket Pueblo campaign kicks off

Pueblo is kicking off a new Click It or Ticket campaign, designed to get drivers to buckle-up.The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, Pueblo Police and Pueblo County Sheriff's Office are all taking part in an 11 am Proclamation from the City and County of Pueblo. The police chief,...

4 years 7 months ago

CDOT employee, 2 others charged with fuel theft

A Colorado Department of Transportation employee and two others face charges of stealing at least $200,000 worth of fuel from the state. Prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against 39-year-old Jaime Perez, 42-year-old Fernando Ibarra-Gonzalez and 40-year-old Asuncion Aguirre-Barron. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says Perez used his job as...

4 years 10 months ago

Plan before you party with DUI iPhone app

Had too much to drink? There's an app for that. "R-U-Buzzed" was created by for the state transportation department specifically for the iPhone. The free program calculates a person's blood alcohol content and warns when you're over the limit and can even call a cab. It launched earlier this...

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