January 2, 2013 11:38 PM
One person is dead and two others injured after their SUV rolled on Highway 50 west of Pueblo.
Colorado State Patrol tells us the driver of the vehicle lost control of the car and rolled it into the median just after 6:30 this evening. The car flipped several times.... more »
May 28, 2012 6:22 AM
One person is dead and four others in the hospital, after an overnight rollover in Pueblo.
Pueblo police officers say it happened on Hwy 50 and Wild Horse around 1:50 a.m. Monday.
Police say Wildhorse Road, north of Hwy. 50 is closed right now.
March 27, 2012 7:25 PM
Fremont County Commissioners are giving approval to artist Christo for his Over the River project - covering the parts of the Arkansas River with sheets of fabric.
Other requests for approval are still pending; however getting the unanimous vote from the Fremont County Commissioners was a big hurdle that... more »
February 23, 2012 4:49 PM
One person is dead after an accident on Highway 50 in far eastern Pueblo County near 61st Lane. Another person has been flown to a local hospital with unknown injuries.
Highway 50 is closed in both directions due to the accident in the EB lane and emergency equipment in... more »
February 1, 2012 5:18 PM
The Colorado State Patrol says traffic is being diverted off of Highway 50 east of Pueblo at 36th Lane due to a serious traffic crash.
Avoid the area and we'll have further updates as they become available. more »
September 22, 2011 8:42 PM
The Colorado State Patrol has identified the drivers in a deadly crash on Highyway 50, east of Pueblo Thursday morning.
A 2005 Mazda 6 was attempting to make a left turn from 36th Lane to Highway 50 westbound when it collided with a 2005 GMC Schwan's delivery truck.
... more »
August 21, 2011 1:19 PM
The Colorado State Patrol is reporting that Colorado Highway 50 is currently closed at mile marker 273, approximately 4 miles west of Canon City, in both directions following a roll over accident involving a vehicle towing a trailer. Only minor injuries were reported, but wreckage and crews at the scene... more »
June 6, 2011 6:16 PM
Pack your patience if you're driving on Pueblo's north side. Two big construction projects are impacting traffic. Lately driving through North Elizabeth feels like an obstacle course. "I thought it was a big mess," said Bruce McDanel a driver.
It's down to one lane in each direction. Drivers says... more »
May 31, 2011 7:02 PM
Highway 50 is closed in both directions due to two separate motorcycle crashes near Texas Creek. There are injuries in each accident. One crash is a motorcycle versus a bighorn sheep. The second accident only involves the motorcycle.
No word when the road will reopen. more »
May 31, 2011 6:29 PM
Highway 50 is closed in both directions about two miles east of Texas Creek. There are two separate crashes there. No word on how long it will take to clean up and re-open. more »
April 3, 2011 5:37 AM
State Troopers say the man who was killed in a motorcycle accident overnight in Pueblo was not wearing a helmet and may have been drinking. Frank Luna, 53, of Pueblo was headed east on Highway 50 when, at around 12:50 a.m., he lost control of the bike, veered off the... more »
March 18, 2011 2:52 PM
The Colorado Department of Transportation will host two public meetings on future traffic needs from Pueblo to Pueblo West.
"Traffic congestion and accident rates are expected to increase along Highway 50 between Swallows Road and Baltimore Avenue in the future," said CDOT Project Manager Joe Garcia.
"In anticipation... more »
March 3, 2011 7:39 PM
An agricultural burn got out of control in eastern Pueblo County and spread fast this afternoon.
The fire burned several acres at Cherry Road and Highway 50 about 20 miles east of Pueblo. It quickly consumed two storage buildings and destroyed an unoccupied double-wide mobile home.
The Pueblo... more »
February 20, 2011 2:51 PM
News First 5's Andy Koen has just called into the newsroom from Cotopaxi to report that the section of Colorado Highway 50 that had been closed for the past several days has just reopened. CDOT crews have been working day and night to clear tons of boulders that fell to... more »
February 17, 2011 3:05 PM
Rock removal continues on Highway 50 west of Cotopaxi to remove rubble from a rock slide that happened Monday.
Crews worked until sundown yesterday and all morning trying to break the larger boulders into smaller pieces so they can be hauled away.
Workers are using drills and blasting... more »
February 14, 2011 10:36 PM
Tuesday morning, a geologist with the Colorado Department of Transportation will assess how dangerous and unstable a rock slide sitting on Highway 50 really is.
The massive slide happened late Monday afternoon, west of the small town of Cotopaxi, shutting down Highway 50 in both directions.
C-DOT workers... more »
February 14, 2011 7:34 PM
A rock slide, described as "massive" by a local official, has closed Highway 50 in western Fremont County.
Highway 50 parallels the Arkansas River from the Royal Gorge to Salida. The slide area is just west of the small town of Cotopaxi.
The road is expected to be... more »
January 28, 2011 1:14 PM
The Colorado State Patrol now confirms one person died in a tanker truck accident east of Salida on Highway 50.
The truck was eastbound, hauling fuel, when it came off the right side of the road near Swissvale and rolled.
The truck and tanker then caught fire. The... more »
January 28, 2011 12:22 PM
The State Patrol confirms one person was injured in a tanker truck crash on Highway 50 this morning.
The road is now closed in both directions. Traffic is being stopped at mile marker 223 and 229 near Swissvale. At this time no official detour has been set up.
... more »
January 28, 2011 11:57 AM
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... more »
October 22, 2010 11:19 PM
Highway 50 near Cotopaxi was closed down in both directions for 5 hours Friday evening after a semi rolled over. That's between Canon City and Salida. It took a while to clean it all up because a large load of lumber from the truck spilled on the road. No word... more »
October 22, 2010 10:34 PM
A bad accident snarled traffic on Highway 50 in Pueblo Friday evening. It happened near the car dealerships along 50, near Baltimore Rd.
Police say the crash shut down the highway for about an hour and sent a family to the hospital.
We're told police got a call... more »
August 6, 2010 1:15 PM
The saturated soil in Canon City can't take any more rain. So when a half-inch fell Thursday evening, the result was street flooding.
NewsFirst5 Assignment Manager Elaine Sheridan snapped photos with her camera phone--show water on Highway 50, and 1-2 feet of water at the Sonic Drive-in.
June 2, 2010 3:21 PM
A car rolled several times in Pueblo West this morning, ending a strange string of accidents that started in Fremont County.
The Colorado State Patrol said three vehicles were bumped as they headed east on Highway 50. Around 10 a.m. the car hit the left rear corner of a... more »
March 31, 2010 6:32 PM
A dangerous intersection in Rocky Ford is getting more attention these days. There have been multiple accidents recently, leaving several people hurt. One driver says she's scared for her family to drive through it. Improvements to the intersection could be making the problem worse. There was a bad wreck Tuesday... more »
March 31, 2010 12:39 PM
Here's what I'm working on today. In the past few weeks several bad accidents have happened at in intersection in Rocky Ford, causing multiple injuries. The most recent crash happened yesterday. A two car crash, sent two people to the hospital. The intersection is Highway 50 and Highway 71. The... more »
February 17, 2010 6:30 PM
Over the past few weeks, signs east of Canon City may have had some drivers thinking they've entered a time warp. On Highway 50 near Penrose, there was a sign that read "Canon City 11 miles." Here's the problem, just half a mile later there was another sign that read... more »
January 29, 2010 10:26 AM
The Colorado State Patrol reports that Highway 50 has re-opened west of Canon City to passenger vehicle traffic. It is still restricted to semis.
Trooper Dave Hall reports that a semi rolled Thursday night, spilling 10,000 lbs. of pipe. The pipe has been cleared enough to get regular cars,... more »
December 1, 2009 2:51 PM
A bridge built one year after the attack on Pearl Harbor is being replaced in Pueblo County.
The new westbound bridge crossing the St. Charles River on U.S. 50 Business Route in the Vineland area is scheduled for completion next April. The eastbound bridge, which is newer, will then... more »
November 13, 2009 9:02 PM
The right lane of southbound I-25 at Highway 50 in Pueblo has re-opened following a deadly accident. Pueblo Police tell us two alleged shoplifters ran from the K-Mart store and across the interstate. A 17 year old boy was hit by a car. He died at the hospital.
The... more »