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2 years 2 months ago

Update: Woodland Park officer involved shooting

Both eastbound lanes along Highway 24 in Woodland Park have been reopened following an officer involved shooting Tuesday afternoon. Around 2:30 p.m., an officer with the Woodland Park Police Department attempted to pull over an older model Saturn station wagon heading east on 24 near Wal-Mart. While attempting...

2 years 3 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 6 months ago

Volunteers help with sandbagging

Residents living near the Waldo Canyon Fire burn-area are nervous about possible rain forecasted this week. Tuesday volunteers with the Coalition of the Upper South Platte helped out a homeowner with some sand bagging. One homeowner living near Green Mountain Falls, just north of Highway 24, is right in...

2 years 8 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 8 months ago

Information on Highway 24 reopening

Highway 24 is reopening Sunday at 9 a.m. for residents of Green Mountain Falls, Chipita Park, Cascade, and Crystola; then at 1 p.m. the El Paso County Sheriff's office says the highway will be open to all traffic. Until the highway is open to all motorists at 1 p.m....

3 years 4 months ago

Guard Rail repairs on Hwy 24 close lanes of traffic

The Colorado Department of Transportation will be conducting repairs on westbound Highway 24 guard rails near 21st Street today and one lane will be closed as a safety precaution. The left lane will be closed for approximately 2 to 3 hours while the repair work is being conducted.

3 years 6 months ago

Accident cleared west of Manitou on Hwy 24

Colorado State Patrol is still investigating a cause for an accident that occurred on eastbound Hwy 24 between Cascade and Manitou Springs around mid-day Sunday. The accident only blocked one east bound lane for about an hour as crews worked to move one injured person and clear the wreckage from...

4 years 1 month ago

Highway 24 CLOSED

The Colorado State Patrol says Highway 24 is closed in both directions from mile marker 215 to 218. That's between Johnson Village and Trout Creek Pass. There are multiple accidents due to the icy conditions. Crews are working on getting the road open again. There are no serious injuries.

4 years 5 months ago

One dead in Chaffee County accident

The Colorado State Patrol reports one person died overnight in an accident on Highway 24 in Chaffee County. According to the accident report, an 1989 Honda Civic was traveling east on Highway 24 when it went out of control and went into the westbound land. That vehicle was hit by...

4 years 5 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...

4 years 6 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...

4 years 6 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 7 months ago

Hwy. 24 closure today for rock removal

After rock slides partially closed US Highway 24 twice in successive weeks, damaging some vehicles but causing no injuries, the Colorado Department of Transportation is taking the unusual step of closing the highway to remove rocks. The closure is today, beginning at 9:30 am. They hope to reopen the...

4 years 11 months ago

Rockslide hits car on Highway 24

A rockslide has crushed part of a car on the westbound section of Highway 24 near Waldo Canyon. The rockslide happened just before 5pm. The driver was able to steer away even though his passenger side was severly damaged. Fortunately nobody was hurt and the group actually drove away in...

4 years 11 months ago

Two die in a single-car rollover crash

Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal single-car crash that happened early Saturday morning. The crash occurred on Highway 24 just east of Calhan in El Paso County. State Patrol reported that a truck, traveling eastbound on the highway, lost control and rolled off right side of the road....

4 years 11 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...

5 years 3 months ago

High speed chase ends in crash

A high speed chase that started in Woodland Park, wound down Ute Pass on Highway 24, ended in a crash in Colorado Springs. Several law enforcement agencies are involved in the investigation which began about 1:30 Tuesday morning. According to Woodland Park Police, an officer tried to pull-over a...

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