GENEVA (AP) - Police say 28 people died when a bus carrying Belgian students back from a ski holiday crashed in a tunnel in Switzerland. Valais cantonal (state) police spokesman Jean-Marie Bornet told The Associated Press on Wednesday that a total of 52 people were on board the bus. Police... more »
SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (AP) - Colorado transportation officials say a second test of using pace cars to reduce congestion on Interstate 70 in the mountains has gone smoothly.
Transportation officials say preliminary results show that when traffic slows down, vehicles are able to pass through the tunnel without creating gridlock.... more »
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.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board will release a 15-minute safety video and its final report of its investigation into a tunnel fire that killed five workers at a hydroelectric plant in Colorado.
The independent federal agency investigates serious chemical accidents and makes safety recommendations. In a trailer for the... more »
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is criticizing Xcel Energy for its handling of the aftermath of a tunnel fire that killed five workers at a Colorado hydroelectric plant.
In a letter sent Monday to Xcel CEO Richard Kelly, the board cited a list of "troubling episodes" unique to the... more »
A draft report on a tunnel fire that killed five workers at a Colorado hydroelectric plant accuses Xcel Energy and contractor RPI Coating of ignoring worker safety.
It says that a lack of planning for hazardous work and inadequate contractor selection were among problems that contributed to the accident.... more »
DENVER (AP) - Xcel Energy and a contractor are trying to delay the release of a report on a tunnel fire that killed five workers nearly three years ago.
Xcel, RPI Coating and two RPI executives have been charged in the deaths at Georgetown hydroelectric plant. They plan to... more »