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2 years 7 months ago

Buffalo killed on I-70

BYERS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say at least 10 buffalo have died after collisions with vehicles on Interstate 70 in eastern Colorado. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis says two people were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the crash near Byers before dawn Thursday. Lewis says...

3 years 9 months ago

Rifle man killed in RV collision

PARACHUTE, Colo. (AP) - A 35-year-old Rifle man has died after his pickup truck collided with an RV. The Colorado State Patrol says an RV driven by James Vanacore was traveling westbound in the right lane on Interstate 70 on Tuesday when his RV blew a front tire. ...

3 years 11 months ago

I-70 back open near Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Colo. (AP) - A 25-mile stretch of Colorado's main east-west highway is open again after being closed since morning while crews removed unstable boulders from a mountainside that were threatening to tumble onto traffic 300 feet below. State transportation officials say crews were able to remove all the...

4 years 3 months ago

I-70 to remain closed for hours

I-70 is open eastbound from Silverthorne to the Tunnels. Westbound will be closed until at least 1 a.m.---after a hazmat spill. 50 gallons of a material used to make explosives spilled on the roadway.

4 years 4 months ago

I-70 closures in the high country

Mountain passes along I-70 are closed right now due to a fast-moving winter storm that moved into our state this afternoon. Some of those closed include the stretch between the Eisenhower and Georgetown tunnels. Click this link to get the latest information.

4 years 7 months ago

Zipper lane would cut I-70 trips in half

Adding an extra, temporary eastbound lane to Interstate 70 would cut travel time from ski resorts to Denver by about half. That's according to the initial results of study commissioned by the Colorado Department of Transportation. It found using a reversible zipper lane on winter Sundays would cut the...

4 years 9 months ago

Gov. Ritter signs 30 new laws

Gov. Bill Ritter has signed 30 pieces of legislation, including a bill that reduces the penalty for late registrations of trailers. House Bill 1211, sponsored by Rep. Max Tyler, reduces the late fee to a flat $10 for small non-motorized vehicles up to 2,000 pounds. Other bills signed...

4 years 10 months ago

I-70 west of Limon closed due to high winds

Eastbound Interstate 70 closed west of Limon at mile marker 247 because of high winds for more than an hour Monday afternoon. At least one semi-trailer truck has tipped over in the wind. The road was closed at about 1:45 p.m. Monday and then reopened before 3 p.m.

4 years 10 months ago

Senate endorses I-70 "zipper" lane

The Colorado Senate has endorsed adding a "zipper" lane on Interstate 70 to ease weekend traffic. Senators unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that's aimed at prodding the Colorado Department of Transportation to move ahead with the idea. CDOT is already studying whether it's feasible to use moveable concrete barriers to...

4 years 11 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...

4 years 11 months ago

I-70 closed by 40 car pile-up

I-70 is closed near Vail because of a 40-car pile-up in near-white-out conditions. At least six people were injured, one seriously, in the series of crashes. A bus has been sent from Vail to pick-up 25-35 drivers because their vehicles are so badly damaged that they're not drivable....

5 years 2 weeks ago

Part of I-70 back open

Workers have reopened Interstate 70 in western Colorado, three days after a rock slide tore gaping holes in an elevated section and littered the highway with boulders. One lane in each direction reopened Thursday afternoon. Repairs are still needed on other parts of the highway through Glenwood Canyon, about...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Boulders the size of semis blocking I-70

Boulders the size of semis crashed down on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon last night, punching holes in bridges, blocking all lanes and damaging guardrails. I-70 is completely closed for a 17-mile stretch with no estimate of when it will reopen. Work crews have to stabilize the mountainside, then use...

5 years 1 month ago

Possible I-70 delays for maintenance, utility work

Maintenance and utility work could cause delays on Interstate 70 in the Colorado mountains this week. The Colorado Department of Transportation says drivers through the Eisenhower Tunnel might encounter single-lane closures for sweeping and curb cleaning from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Saturday. Single lane-closures also are expected as...

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