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5 months 4 weeks ago

New traffic circle opens in Pueblo West

PUEBLO WEST - It's a transportation first in Pueblo County. A new traffic circle was dedicated at the intersection of Purcell and Platteville Boulevards. The $965,000 project replaces the four way stop that had become outdated and unsafe for the volume of cars that cross through the intersection. ...

7 months 3 weeks ago

Survey: Puebloans want their roads fixed

PUEBLO - When it comes to city services, Puebloans say fixing the streets should be job number one. A survey conducted this summer shows nearly two thirds of of the population are unsatisfied with the quality of road maintenance. Almost the same number of people say City Council should give...

2 years 1 month ago

Icy roads holding up travel

The flakes are flying and with temperatures dropping, it's getting icy in Colorado Springs-- so icy that as of 8:30 PM, police moved to 'cold reporting status'. Translation: if you're in an accident with no drugs, alcohol, or injuries, you have 72 hours to report it to police. A lot...

2 years 3 months ago

Driving conditions slow in Pueblo

It was slow driving in Pueblo today, like many other areas of Southern Colorado. CDOT had about 80 different trucks out in the region. They will work till all main roads are clear and the storm is over. Drivers tell us, even if they're running late, they try to stay...

2 years 4 months ago

PPRTA tax extension passed

COLORADO SPRINGS- A tax extension used to improve area roadways and bridges was approved Tuesday night. Early polling results hinted at a huge victory for the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority. About 73-percent of early returns favored extending 55-percent of the one penny per dollar sales tax to...

3 years 1 month ago

The snow keeps falling

The snowfall across Colorado Springs has been light but persistent, steadily falling since about 4:30 this morning. City, state and county snowplows have been out just as long clearing the snow and putting down anti-skid material on the roads. For the most part, the major roads are clear and...

3 years 3 months ago

Staying safe on icy roads

As winter descends on Southern Colorado, no doubt we'll see cars slipping and sliding all over our roads. Whether you're a life time Coloradan or a newbie, those slick roads seem to get us all. But it doesn't have to be that way. We drove along with the instructors at...

3 years 4 months ago

Hittin' the road for Thanksgiving

More than 45 million Americans are driving to Thanksgiving dinner this year, and over 3 million in the Mountain States Region. The AAA Thanksgiving 2011 Travel Forecast shows a four percent increase in the number of cars on the road over last year. AAA Colorado Communications Director Wavelyn Dreher...

3 years 6 months ago

Recording damage from record rainfall

Record rainfall in El Paso County has city and county experts checking for damage around Colorado Springs. News 5's Weather Team says Wednesday's rainfall created an all-time precipitation record for September 14th. The Colorado Springs Airport recorded 4.5 inches of rain in a 24-hour span. Mike and Mike say...

3 years 6 months ago

CDOT dollars in jeopardy

Colorado road construction projects and jobs could come to a halt if lawmakers in Washington, D.C. don't act soon. Colorado Department of Transportation leaders say annually about $500 million dollars for construction projects and $200 million for transit programs come from federal funding. Colorado transportation projects are in jeopardy...

3 years 8 months ago

Pueblo library sues property group

The Pueblo City-County Library District is suing a property owners association in Colorado City for $489,113 the group once promised to give to the library. The Colorado City Improvements Corporation says it now wants to give the money to the Red Cross. Members of the CCIC all bought undeveloped...

4 years 1 month ago

Roads may be closed through rush hour

Several roads could be closed through the early evening as police investigate the dragging and death of a tow truck driver. One lane of eastbound Platte is closed from Murray to Babcock, while Murray is closed from Platte to Pikes Peak in both directions. That's more than a mile...

4 years 1 month ago

All roads open

It's bitterly cold this morning, with all-time record lows being set. But road crews have all federal and state highways open. Most are reported to be snowpacked and icy. COTRIP

4 years 2 months ago

Snow closes mountain roads

Miserable weather has forced the closure of two mountain roads, including US 285 over Kenosha Pass and US 6 over Loveland Pass. If you're heading to the high country for the weekend, check conditions before you leave. COTRIP

4 years 2 months ago

State Patrol report on the roads

We just talked to Colorado State Patrol: The Pueblo area remains bad. Issues on Highway 50 from Pueblo Blvd. to Pueblo West. There have been many slide off's and at least one crash. There have been some accidents between the Springs and Pueblo--from mile post 122 all the way...

4 years 2 months ago

Snow storm closes Colorado roads

Two highways in the Colorado high country are closed because of a storm that's hammering the mountains. US 6 is closed in both directions between milemarkers 220-229. US 40 is closed in both directions between milemarkers 234-249. COTRIP WEB SITE

4 years 2 months ago

Snowy roads help stop thief

The snow and ice proved to be a big help to a Colorado Springs repairman who had his tools stolen Monday morning. Ron Robertson was headed into the Home Depot when he spotted a man taking his tool boxes out of his truck. He ran up to the man's...

4 years 2 months ago

Be ready for a slippery commute

Colorado Springs and the Colorado Department of Transportatioin have dozens of snow plows on the streets tonight to try to keep ahead of the snow. As of Sunday night, plows were doing a good job of making sure ice did not collect on the major roads. That situation will likely...

4 years 2 months ago

AM Drive: road report

Here's a look at what's happening on the roads this morning. The El Paso County Department of Transportation reports snow removal and sanding trucks have worked on all roads considered a "priority." Most have been plowed and/or sanded at least twice. Priority Two roads are now getting worked...

4 years 4 months ago

Snow returns to Southern Colorado

You could be in for a slick Monday morning commute. When the snow first started to fall Sunday night, the Gleneagle Fire Department closed a portion of Baptist Road, east of I-25. They said the hill was too steep and the road too slick and they didn't want a...

4 years 8 months ago

Flooding shuts down airport, closes roads in Wis.

Powerful thunderstorms are causing widespread flooding in southern Wisconsin, closing down Milwaukee's airport and blocking roads, and two people have been struck by lightning. Heavy rains pounded the region Thursday, with parts of Milwaukee seeing up to 7.5 inches of rain in just two hours. The National Weather Service...

4 years 9 months ago

Poudre River floods roads in Weld County

Flooding is still being reported in northern Colorado. The National Weather Service said Monday that flooding from the Poudre River has closed some roads and low lying areas from southern Windsor to northern Greeley. The river has reached 9.12 feet in Greeley, just above flood stage. A flood...

4 years 9 months ago

Homes flooded as Colorado rivers swell

Colorado rivers and streams swollen by quickly melting mountain snow flooded homes, roads and bike paths Monday, prompting flood warnings and advisories across the state. In Eagle County, a few homes in Gypsum and Vail suffered minor flooding damage. Bike and recreation paths along the Eagle and Gore rivers...

5 years 1 week ago

Major storm hits southern Colorado

The storm has arrived. Snow is falling across El Paso County with winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour. The Colorado State Patrol has issued an advisory for people not to drive Tuesday night unless they have to. Troopers say heavy, wet, and blowing snow is falling and...

5 years 3 months ago

Dangerously cold this morning

It's bitterly, miserably cold outside--to the point of being dangerous. Temperatures, with wind chill, are double digits below zero. This is the day to layer every article of clothing you have--and don't worry about your hair--it's going to be a bad hair day for everyone. I-25 is dry, but...

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