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1 year 6 months ago

Manitou Avenue reopens to traffic

Manitou Avenue is reopening to traffic, according to Colorado Springs Police. Authorities closed the road soon after heavy rain posed a threat to residents of Manitou Springs. Police posted a notice on Twitter saying the road will be unblocked shortly.

2 years 2 days ago

When CDOT decides to close the roads

When weather conditions get too bad to drive, CDOT makes the decision to close the roads. That's what happened yesterday on many roads, including I-25 between Pueblo and Fountain. Some of you asked us on Facebook why the road didn't close sooner, saying it was extremely dangerous. Those with CDOT...

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...

2 years 11 months ago

Climber falls 100 feet

El Paso County Sheriff's office says a person has fallen over 100 feet from a ridge on the top of Old Stage Road west of Colorado Springs. El Paso County Sheriff's and Colorado Springs fire responded to the scene. Sheriff's deputies say they aren't sure of the extent of...

2 years 11 months ago

600 potholes filled in last week

The City of Colorado Springs reports 600 potholes has been filed in the last week. This is the time of year when the Streets Division tackles potholes, which get much worse in the winter as the pavement freezes and thaws over and over. Potholes are prioritized by location, so...

3 years 4 days ago

NB I25 closed near County Line Road

We are hearing reports that SB I25 near the El Paso County, Douglas County border is closed due to a serious crash. It's north of the County Line Road. Flight for life has been called, but we are unsure of injuries. No word on NB traffic.

3 years 1 month ago

Snowy start, but roads should improve

Numerous accidents reported across the region this morning as slick roads greet morning commuters. The southbound exit lane of I-25 at Garden of the Gods is blocked by an accident, as well as one westbound lane adjacent to the accident. There's also an accident on Colorado at Pikes...

3 years 1 month ago

Pueblo West sign is gone

The sign that welcomed people to Pueblo West for decades is gone, demolished yesterday as part of a road-widening project on McCulloch Blvd. The sign was originally the west end of an arch that had been taken down years ago. It featured a large mosaic showing Lake Pueblo with...

3 years 6 months ago

Platte closure

Remember that today, Sunday, September 18, Platte will be closed between Hancock and Union until 12am. This will also be the case for the next two Saturdays. Crews are replacing water drains along the road. All construction is scheduled to be finished by November. Detours are on place.

3 years 6 months ago

A section of E. Platte Ave. closed today

Work on E. Platte was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 17, but was rescheduled for today, Sunday, September 18. E. Platte is closed from Union Blvd. going eastbound and Handcock Ave. going westbound. Closure runs from 7 a.m. until 12 a.m., as crews are replacing storm drains in that area....

3 years 8 months 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 11 months ago

Academy to be closed overnight Saturday

Academy Boulevard will be closed from Bradley to Drennan in both directions overnight Saturday. Beginning Saturday at 10 p.m. and continuing through 7 a.m. Sunday morning, detours will be in place as road and bridge construction continues on Proby Parkway. Northbound Academy Boulevard traffic will be detoured at...

3 years 11 months ago

Input needed for Black Forest road project

El Paso County Public Services wants to hear from Black Forest area residents regarding a busy intersection -- Black Forest Road and Burgess Road. County Engineer Andre Brackin said, "The purpose of the improvements we are planning is to address traffic safety requirements at this intersection. The number of...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Conditions improve overnight

The expected snow was a no show overnight for the I-25 corridor. Conditions were slick overnight, but the snow let up hours before sunrise, leaving icy side streets and wet highways. We may see bands of flurries across southeastern Colorado until mid-morning, but no significant accumulation.

4 years 4 weeks ago

Roads slick, caution advised

Roads are slick around Southern Colorado, with a light coating of snow and a blanket of fog complicating matters. The State Patrol has declared cold reporting status in the Colorado Springs area as has the Colorado Springs Police Department. That means those in minor accidents only have to exchange...

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 2 months ago

Snow smacks Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Drivers are encountering wet and icy roads across Colorado as a winter storm moves across the state with heavy snowfall expected in the Denver metro area. The Colorado Department of Transportation says most of the roads and highways along the Front Range are snow-packed and slushy...

4 years 2 months ago

UPDATE: Platte Ave at Wahsatch reopened

Colorado Springs Police had to close a portion of Platte Ave. East of Wahsatch due to multiple accidents and ice build up through the underpass. They have cleared the accidents and sand trucks have placed traction grit to the road. Many streets through out the city have had some melting...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado Tech Drive to close for construction

Colorado Tech Drive will be closed December 27 through 29 for water pipeline construction at Marksheffel in El Paso County. The detour will take drivers east to either Capital Drive or Meadowbrook Parkway. Residents of the area have already been notified.

4 years 3 months ago

I-25 returns to normal

I-25 is getting back to normal after numerous accidents beginning around 5 a.m. A State Trooper was investigating at least one accident around 5:15 a.m. in the northbound lanes when another accident involving about 8 vehicles happened in the southbound lanes. He walked across the median to give assistance...

4 years 4 months ago

C-DOT ready for snow season

The Colorado Department of Transportation is ready for the winter storm season. "Although the number of employees and equipment has stayed the same in recent years, we've added other tools to keep the highways safe and open for travel," said CDOT Executive Director Russ George. "By working 12-hour shifts...

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 7 months ago

Heavy rain sets off Colorado rock slides

Heavy rains in southwest Colorado have caused rock slides, closing part of a highway. San Miguel County spokeswoman Jennifer Dinsmore says rocks and debris about 4 feet high slid onto Colorado 145 between Norwood and Telluride Tuesday. No cars were trapped and no one was injured. The slide...

4 years 9 months ago

Input needed on Academy Boulevard project

Residents, businesses representatives and other interested people are invited to be a part of the Academy Boulevard Corridor Great Streets Plan. This phase of the process is focusing on Academy from Maizeland Road to Drennan Road. A public meeting will be held June 24, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., in...

4 years 9 months ago

Road work on Garden of the Gods

Colorado Springs Utilities has a natural gas project underway on Garden of the Gods Road, which is impacting traffic. This week, the turn lane onto Elkton Drive from eastbound Garden of the Gods Road is closed, along with the northernmost through lane on eastbound Garden of the Gods Road,...

4 years 9 months ago

Body of man found on Rampart Range Road

Rescuers from El Paso County Search and Rescue along with investigators from the Colorado Springs Police Department found a body this morning off Rampart Range Road. The Police Department received information Monday about a dead body, but found nothing until Tuesday. The dead person is an adult man, and...

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