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2 years 2 months ago

Icy roads keep tow trucks busy

Gusting winds and blowing snow made a perfect combination for icing over roads, and those slick conditions lead to dozens of accidents, some of them serious. State troopers want to remind drivers to use caution when driving in winter weather. "Make sure you leave in plenty of time, take...

2 years 2 months ago

Woodmen crash cleared under I-25

There were several challenges for drivers in Colorado Springs during the morning commute. A four-car crash early in the rush hour at I-25 and Cimmaron caused big delays for motorists. Then, a crash on WB Woodmen under I-25 blocked most lanes at the end of the rush hour....

2 years 8 months ago

2 Colo. highway workers injured in Greeley

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Two Colorado highway workers have been injured after the second crash involving road crews in a week. The latest accident happened Friday morning in Greeley as highway crews were setting up a lane closure for a bridge inspection. Transportation department spokeswoman Stacey Stegman said two...

3 years 1 month ago

Cold reporting lifted

After a morning of fog and snow flurries, and lots of accidents, the afternoon has improved. Colorado Springs Police have lifted the accident alert. Also called cold reporting status, it allows drivers involved in minor accidents to simply collect information from the other driver and report the incident within...

3 years 2 months ago

Highway 24 CLOSED

The Colorado State Patrol says Highway 24 is closed in both directions from mile marker 215 to 218. That's between Johnson Village and Trout Creek Pass. There are multiple accidents due to the icy conditions. Crews are working on getting the road open again. There are no serious injuries.

3 years 3 months ago

Most dangerous intersections

The Colorado Springs Police Department has released its list of the intersections where the most crashes happen. This list covers the last 9 months of 2010. The top four are roads that intersect with I-25. Woodmen Road at I-25 tops the list with 59 accidents. Cimarron, Bijou and...

3 years 3 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...

3 years 3 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...

3 years 3 months ago

More and more people wear seatbelts

ATLANTA (AP) - Nearly six in seven U.S. adults now wear seat belts, an increase in driver safety that health officials say has helped cut motor vehicle deaths and injuries. About 85 percent of adults said they wear seat belts in a 2008 survey, up from under 81 percent...

3 years 3 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...

3 years 4 months ago

I-25 now open

I-25 is still closed in both directions between Colorado Springs and Pueblo, though a detour is allowing traffic to continue. It was closed for a couple of hours after numerous accidents on slick roads. One State Trooper was injured when a car slid into him. He was taken to...

3 years 8 months ago

Toyota hit with another vehicle recall

Toyota is recalling 412,000 passenger cars, mostly the Avalon model, in the U.S. for steering problems in which three accidents have been reported, the automaker said Thursday. The 373,000 Avalons being recalled range from the 2000 model year through to 2004 and have improper casting of the steering lock...

3 years 10 months ago

Bad cement jobs plague offshore drilling rigs

An Associated Press investigation has found government reports about dozens of offshore oil wells where cementing failed, as it may have in the Gulf of Mexico disaster. The AP review of federal accident and incident reports implicates cementing at least 34 times since 1978. Many of the reports identify...

3 years 11 months ago

Surprising snow day for some

Friday didn't bring the morning many expected. "I'm ready for summertime," one driver said while scraping the ice off of her car window. For now, she'll have to wait. "We didn't expect it," says Hailey Visscher, who's out enjoying a snow day, sledding. "We got up this morning...

4 years 6 days ago

Motorcycle accident blocks Cascade

A motorcycle accident blocked the eastbound lanes of Colorado at Cascade for a few minutes Monday afternoon. A man tipped over on a scooter and hit his head. He was not wearing a helmet. The injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

4 years 1 month ago

Intersection reopens in El Paso County

At least two accidents shut down the intersection on North Powers near Wynoka this evening. It happened just after 5 p.m. According to State troopers, the lanes were all reopned by 7 p.m. Troopers says a man fell asleep at the wheel while driving down Powers towards Palmer Park....

4 years 1 month ago

Toyota CEO apologizes for recall, accidents

Toyota's president faces what will likely be a grilling on Capitol Hill today. In testimony prepared for his appearance before a House committee, Akio Toyoda said he is "deeply sorry for any accidents that Toyota drivers have experienced." He says the company grew too quickly to keep up with safety...

4 years 4 months ago

Tiger Woods withdraws from own tourney

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from his own golf tournament after citing injuries from a car crash near his Florida home. Woods said in a statement on his Web site Monday that injuries won't allow him to play in the Chevron World Challenge. He said he would return to competition next...

4 years 5 months ago

Test rocket explodes at Academy

It's not the outcome they had hoped for. A test-fire of a cadet-developed research rocket went awry and rather than a 10 and a half second burn, the rocket exploded milliseconds after ignition. "Not exactly what we expected," said Cadet First Class Sean Foote shortly after the test-fire ended....

4 years 6 months ago

Icy Conditions in Colorado Springs

The weather has been a major issue for drivers, as well as pedestrians, Saturday morning. The Bijou Bridge at I-25 was closed for about an hour due to icy conditions. Areas all over Southern Colorado have been affected by icy road conditions and very slick sidewalks. Southbound I-25 was...

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