January 30, 2013 12:45 AM
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.
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December 19, 2012 5:15 PM
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... more »
November 19, 2012 1:54 PM
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The northwestern Colorado town of Hayden won't let a Wyoming energy company use existing roads to reach well sites in rural areas. Steamboat Today reports that the town council denied a request from Casper-based True Oil to bring heavy trucks and oil rig equipment through... more »
November 7, 2012 1:04 AM
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... more »
October 5, 2012 1:33 AM
We're making good on our promise to follow up on a deadly rollover in southern El Paso County last month; it happened on a badly damaged dirt road near Hanover.
Staff Sergeant David Feaster, a Fort Carson soldier, was killed when his car was thrown from the washboard road... more »
September 29, 2012 1:26 AM
Neighbors are speaking out after a deadly accident News 5 first reported Thursday night.
Staff Sergeant David Feaster of Fort Carson was driving home with his 11-year-old son when his car veered toward a telephone pole; the boy told officials his father over-corrected, rolling the car one and a... more »
February 11, 2012 6:35 PM
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... more »
December 20, 2011 12:05 AM
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... more »
December 1, 2011 10:15 AM
Black ice is forcing drivers to be extra cautious on their drive into work on Briargate Parkway to I-25. I-25 southbound was slow from Monument to the N Nevada overpass and road conditions improved greatly to mostly dry conditions.
November 23, 2011 5:58 PM
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... more »
October 26, 2011 3:46 PM
The storm doesn't seem like it's letting up any time soon, and it looks like a winter wonderland on this Wednesday in October.
It's still extremely cold outside and the temperature dropped from 32 degrees to 28 degrees within a few hours.
As for the roads, this morning they... more »
October 8, 2011 1:57 PM
DENVER (AP) - One person died on a county road west of Denver and a multi-vehicle accident temporarily closed northbound lanes of Interstate 25 as wintry weather hit the mountains and Front Range.
Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid says there were injuries in three separate accidents Saturday morning... more »
September 15, 2011 5:57 PM
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... more »
September 1, 2011 4:00 PM
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... more »
August 23, 2011 2:51 AM
The earthquake near Trinidad has been downgraded to a magnitude 5.3.
Colorado State Patrol is reporting there is damage to I25 near mile markers 5 and 8. That is south of Trinidad, near the New Mexico border.
Las Animas County Sheriff's Office reports damage to highway 12. They... more »
July 19, 2011 8:03 PM
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... more »
February 23, 2011 3:18 PM
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... more »
February 8, 2011 2:36 PM
The City of Pueblo will have plows and sanders out on the roads until 7 a.m. Wednesday. Crews have been working since early this morning to clear the icy roads for drivers. They'll focus on bridges, main roads, and streets near schools and hospitals. The city street supervisor says it's... more »
February 2, 2011 6:53 AM
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.
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January 21, 2011 4:44 PM
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.
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January 19, 2011 9:13 PM
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... more »
January 17, 2011 3:30 PM
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.
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January 10, 2011 2:53 PM
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... more »
January 9, 2011 11:30 PM
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... more »
January 9, 2011 2:45 PM
Colorado Springs Police have reported that they are on "Accident Alert" status. During this status you may submit a "Cold" accident report to the Police within 72 hours of the accident as long as there are no injuries, drugs or alcohol involved in the incident.
The City of Colorado... more »
December 31, 2010 9:36 AM
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... more »
November 29, 2010 12:35 AM
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... more »
November 24, 2010 1:27 AM
The Thanksgiving road trip is a yearly tradition for millions of Americans. This year, there's going to be a lot of people on the roads. "In the mountain states we are seeing a 10.7% increase in Thanksgiving holiday travel this year as compared to last year." explains Wave Dreher with... more »
September 17, 2010 8:43 AM
A new assessment of Colorado's road conditions says that 52 percent of the roads maintained by the state are in poor condition, the first time more than half the roads were found in that shape.
The Colorado Department of Transportation has assessed the roads statewide for 10 years. The... more »
September 2, 2010 9:44 AM
If you're heading to the mountains this holiday weekend, you may want to avoid State Highways 96 and 165 on Saturday. The annual Bike With Pike event will throw 300 riders onto the roads.
The Colorado Department of Transportation has these tips for sharing the road with bicyclists:
... more »
August 26, 2010 9:10 AM
Boulder County residents have rejected paying a yearly fee to help pay to repave more than 150 miles of roads in about 100 rural subdivisions.
The county says 58 percent of the 5,236 residents who responded opposed the idea of being charged $130 a year for 15 years. The... more »
July 23, 2010 8:17 AM
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... more »
June 14, 2010 12:48 PM
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... more »
June 10, 2010 8:20 AM
Explosives powerful enough to tear buildings and metal apart are in the hands of Mexico's navy, following a raid on a hostel in Mexico City.
Four Mexicans suspected of links to organized crime are being questioned after the pre-dawn raid Wednesday that netted 45 pounds of the material.
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June 8, 2010 8:32 AM
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... more »
May 20, 2010 12:12 PM
Golf cart cars are "a disaster waiting to happen" on public roads, according to a highway safety group.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says more states are allowing low-speed vehicles, or LSVs, on the highway. But crash tests it conducted found a mix of low-speed vehicles -- or... more »
May 20, 2010 12:45 AM
A closed road is causing some big problems in Falcon. Three weeks ago a rain storm washed out a large portion of Judge Orr Road near Highway 24 causing El Paso County to close it. Unfortunately it's already hurt Falcon Firefighters who had to maneuver around it when a small... more »
March 23, 2010 10:27 PM
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... more »
March 10, 2010 9:57 AM
A federal appeals court in Denver will hear oral arguments on a ban on building new roads in national forests. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is weighing a lawsuit filed by the state of Wyoming challenging the ban, known as the roadless rule. The 2001 rule applies to... more »
February 16, 2010 12:29 PM
More than 160 soldiers have returned to Fort Carson after a one-year deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The troops from the 4th Engineer Battalion arrived at about 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Their job included finding and clearing improvised bombs from roads in both countries. more »
February 11, 2010 8:23 AM
Colorado transportation officials say more than half of traffic deaths in the state are on rural roads, and many of the victims aren't wearing seat belts. They're hoping to change that.
From Feb. 18-24, the Colorado State Patrol and law-enforcement agencies in 30 counties will step up enforcement of... more »
December 31, 2009 2:45 PM
Hundreds of drivers in Oregon are coming back for their cars after a powerful snow storm forced them to abandon them Tuesday.
The Oregon Department of Transportation estimates that at least 1,000 vehicles were left on the side of the road by people who got stuck in the strong... more »
December 9, 2009 7:33 AM
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... more »
November 13, 2009 8:59 AM
Flood watches continue along the East Coast today, as the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida continue to hover. At least five deaths are being blamed on the storm. In and around Norfolk, Va., winds have been pushing water inland and threatening to cause more flooding today. Many roads are under... more »
October 12, 2009 7:52 AM
Other than some fog very early in the day, the weather had little affect on the Monday morning commute.
Roads were dry throughout El Paso County, including over Monument Hill which was covered with fog from about 3:30 - 5:30 a.m.
The conditions were vastly improved from Saturday... more »
October 10, 2009 8:32 AM
The multi-car accident that had south-bound I-25 closed for more than 3 hours has been cleaned up. Steve Tobias from Colorado Springs Traffic Control has said that the crash and debris has been removed from bridge and CDOT has placed de-icer on the bridge. All lanes are open on I-25... more »