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1 year 6 months ago

Fatal crash in Fremont County

One person is dead and two others injured after their SUV rolled on Highway 50 west of Pueblo. Colorado State Patrol tells us the driver of the vehicle lost control of the car and rolled it into the median just after 6:30 this evening. The car flipped several times....

2 years 11 months ago

Colorado Highway 50 closed west of Canon City

The Colorado State Patrol is reporting that Colorado Highway 50 is currently closed at mile marker 273, approximately 4 miles west of Canon City, in both directions following a roll over accident involving a vehicle towing a trailer. Only minor injuries were reported, but wreckage and crews at the scene...

2 years 11 months ago

2 Colo. highway workers injured in Greeley

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Two Colorado highway workers have been injured after the second crash involving road crews in a week. The latest accident happened Friday morning in Greeley as highway crews were setting up a lane closure for a bridge inspection. Transportation department spokeswoman Stacey Stegman said two...

3 years 6 days ago

Highway 10 to be closed for maintenance

Colorado Highway 10 between Walsenburg and La Junta is closed for significant road work. The work is expected to take two months. The lonely highway is often used by trucks as a hazardous materials route. The State Patrol recommends the following alternate routes: Use State Highway 350-between...

3 years 2 months ago

Highway 16 interchange complete

Construction on the State Highway 16 and I-25 interchange is now complete. The project also connected Highway 85 with I-25 and improves access to Fort Carson. "This transportation improvement is very important to the future of our military here in the Pikes Peak Region", says El Paso County Commissioner...

3 years 4 months ago

Suspect arrested in Highway 50 stop

Highway 50 was closed briefly around 11 a.m. near Penrose as law enforcement officers made an arrest of a suspect. We do not know at this time the identity of the suspect or why officers chose to make the arrest on the highway.

3 years 5 months ago

Highway 50 through Cotopaxi reopens

News First 5's Andy Koen has just called into the newsroom from Cotopaxi to report that the section of Colorado Highway 50 that had been closed for the past several days has just reopened. CDOT crews have been working day and night to clear tons of boulders that fell to...

3 years 7 months ago

UPDATE: Crowley fire 100% contained

Crowley County Emergency Services says a grass fire that started around 2:00 p.m. near the intersection of Highways 96 and 207, is now contained. Two out buildings were destroyed by the fire and 18 people were evacuated but are now home again. There were no serious injuries reported but...

3 years 8 months ago

Witnesses talk about I-25 pileup

A busy stretch of I-25 ended up looking more like a demolition derby Monday morning. A 34 car pile up closed the highway in the northbound lane near Larkspur for about four hours. 12 people were taken to the hospital. It left everyone involved understandably shaken. "It was kind of...

3 years 8 months ago

Calhan Highway open after repaving

Eight miles of the Calhan Highway in eastern El Paso County between Judge Orr Road and Highway 94 has just been repaved. The project cost $1.8 million and was paid for by Pikes Peak Regional Transportation funds as well as money from El Paso County. "It looks and drives...

3 years 9 months ago

Bridge replaced in only four days

A seven-mile stretch of Highway 24 west of Colorado Springs is now open between Florissant an Divide. The closure allowed road crews to quickly replace a 73-year-old bridge. The bridge work took only four days. The Colorado Department of Transportation had alloted two weeks for the work, but SEMA...

3 years 9 months ago

Colorado man killed in Utah crash

The Utah Highway Patrol says a Colorado man was killed and his sister was seriously hurt when a tire blew out and their pickup truck crashed on Interstate 70 near the Colorado state line. Troopers say Dustin Donald Thompson, 36, of Windsor, died after he was thrown from the...

3 years 10 months ago

Hwy 24 bridge replacement begins this week

Expect big delays on Hwy 24 between Colorado Springs and Woodland Park. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will replace the bridge deck of the eastbound Fountain Creek Bridge on U.S. 24 in Cascade. Starting Tuesday night, the bridge will be closed, with all traffic detoured. The speed...

3 years 10 months ago

Hwy 24 back open after tar spill

The tar spill that closed Highway 24 on the western edge of Colorado Springs is now cleaned up, just in time for the evening commute. Crews have been busy scraping the goo off westbound Highway 24 since around 1p.m. It spilled as a result of a traffic accident. While...

3 years 10 months ago

Hwy 24 roadwork underway

Rock slides closed Highway 24 west of Colorado Springs twice at the end of summer. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is tackling the problem with rock mitigation operations on Ute Pass this week. The work began Monday morning. It should take two weeks. This week westbound Hwy 24...

4 years 5 days ago

California bus crash leaves 6 dead

A Greyhound bus traveling to Sacramento from Los Angeles crashed on a state highway in California's Central Valley, killing five and injuring many others. A sixth person later dies at the hospital. California Highway Patrol Officer Michelle Sigmond says the bus driver swerved to avoid another crash and slammed...

4 years 2 months ago

Tanker truck burns on California highway

Authorities say a tanker hauling thousands of gallons of fuel has overturned and is burning on a Southern California freeway. All lanes of Highway 91 are closed near Corona. The California Highway Patrol says the tanker crashed around 10:30 a.m. Friday on the freeway's eastbound lanes, about 50 miles...

4 years 2 months ago

High hopes for Proby Parkway

The City of Colorado Springs hopes a new roadway near Drennan and Academy called the Proby Parkway will mean big things for the city. "It's going to improve access to the airport." Explains Colorado Springs City Councilman Bernie Herpin," And just as important for the neighborhood it's going to take...

4 years 2 months ago

Beautification project starts in Pueblo

Federal stimulus money will be used to beautify a highway interchange on Pueblo's east side. The project is located at the interchange of State Highway 47, State Highway 96 and U.S. 50 Bypass. It will include planting of trees and shrubs, installation of topsoil, seeding with native grassland grass...

4 years 3 months ago

Highway 24 now open near Florissant

Highway 24 is currently is now open between Divide and Florissant after a serious two vehicle traffic accident. The Colorado State Patrol says the accident happened just after 5:00 a.m. Sunday when a pickup truck going east crossed the center line and collided head on with an oncoming Toyota...

4 years 3 months ago

I-70 Vail Pass finally reopened

Interstate 70 over Vail Pass is open again after an accident involving dozens of vehicles kept the highway closed. The Colorado State Patrol says a semitrailer going westbound on Thursday afternoon jackknifed and hit the median, causing a chain reaction of crashes in snowy weather. Troopers say one person...

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