Content Tagged As highway_50

2 years 2 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 9 months ago

One person dead after overnight rollover

One person is dead and four others in the hospital, after an overnight rollover in Pueblo. Pueblo police officers say it happened on Hwy 50 and Wild Horse around 1:50 a.m. Monday. Police say Wildhorse Road, north of Hwy. 50 is closed right now.

3 years 6 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...

3 years 9 months ago

Two motorcycle crashes close Highway 50

Highway 50 is closed in both directions due to two separate motorcycle crashes near Texas Creek. There are injuries in each accident. One crash is a motorcycle versus a bighorn sheep. The second accident only involves the motorcycle. No word when the road will reopen.

3 years 9 months ago

Highway 50 closed

Highway 50 is closed in both directions about two miles east of Texas Creek. There are two separate crashes there. No word on how long it will take to clean up and re-open.

3 years 11 months ago

Input needed on Highway 50 traffic

The Colorado Department of Transportation will host two public meetings on future traffic needs from Pueblo to Pueblo West. "Traffic congestion and accident rates are expected to increase along Highway 50 between Swallows Road and Baltimore Avenue in the future," said CDOT Project Manager Joe Garcia. "In anticipation...

4 years 1 week 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...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Rock removal continues near Cotopaxi

Rock removal continues on Highway 50 west of Cotopaxi to remove rubble from a rock slide that happened Monday. Crews worked until sundown yesterday and all morning trying to break the larger boulders into smaller pieces so they can be hauled away. Workers are using drills and blasting...

3 years 10 months ago

Rock slide will keep Highway 50 closed Tuesday

Tuesday morning, a geologist with the Colorado Department of Transportation will assess how dangerous and unstable a rock slide sitting on Highway 50 really is. The massive slide happened late Monday afternoon, west of the small town of Cotopaxi, shutting down Highway 50 in both directions. C-DOT workers...

4 years 1 month ago

Six miles of HIghway 50 closed

Six miles of Highway 50 is closed near the tiny town of Swissvale, just east of Salida, due to a tanker truck accident and fire. The State Patrol reports the closure is from mile marker 223 to 229. That six miles of highway is two lane and the road...

4 years 4 months ago

UPDATE: Accident on Highway 50

A bad accident snarled traffic on Highway 50 in Pueblo Friday evening. It happened near the car dealerships along 50, near Baltimore Rd. Police say the crash shut down the highway for about an hour and sent a family to the hospital. We're told police got a call...

4 years 6 months ago

Street flooding in Canon City

The saturated soil in Canon City can't take any more rain. So when a half-inch fell Thursday evening, the result was street flooding. NewsFirst5 Assignment Manager Elaine Sheridan snapped photos with her camera phone--show water on Highway 50, and 1-2 feet of water at the Sonic Drive-in.

5 years 1 month ago

Hwy 50 reopens west of Canon City

The Colorado State Patrol reports that Highway 50 has re-opened west of Canon City to passenger vehicle traffic. It is still restricted to semis. Trooper Dave Hall reports that a semi rolled Thursday night, spilling 10,000 lbs. of pipe. The pipe has been cleared enough to get regular cars,...

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