Colorado

Colorado DOT urges truckers to use caution on mountain passes

The department reminds truckers that the speed limit for westbound traffic on U.S. 160 coming downhill from the summit is 25 miles per hour for trucks. This stretch of highway has a 7 percent downhill grade and is more than eight miles from the summit to the base of the pass.

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Three trucks caught in Colorado avalanche, I-70 reopened in both directions

I-70 has been reopened in both directions on the Vail Pass after crews were able to conduct avalanche control work throughout the day Tuesday. An avalanche closed a stretch of the interstate for most of the day Tuesday.

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‘WB 70 shoulder: An expressway of one’s own’ — from the dashcam of Colin Young

Colin Young was westbound on I-70 "coming down Floyd Hill in Colorado." Traffic was creeping along, and a pickup-truck driver decided to take matters into his own hands, safety be ... well, you know.

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Rates hall of shame 2015: Bottom 10 U.S. states for outbound freight

Lookback on 2015 rates: As pricing fell off, these 15 states in van, flat and reefer segments ended the year with the worst rates for outbound loads, averaged over the year. Also: Examine interactive heat maps for regions showing better rates.

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I-70 through Glenwood Canyon opens to two-way traffic Thursday afternoon

I-70 through Glenwood Canyon will open to two-way traffic at 4 p.m. local time Thursday. Colorado DOT said a pace car in each direction will lead traffic to maintain a safe speed as vehicles travel through the canyon on the eastbound lanes in a head-to-head configuration.

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Runaway truck!

A Rocky Mountains disaster averted by quick thinking, teamwork and a little luck -- driver Don Christner's retelling of a hair-raising moment on Colorado's Loveland Pass: "no runaway truck ramps, no gaurdrails, no shoulders and no do-overs."

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I-70W reopened after three-hour closure in Colorado at Eisenhower tunnel

After the Colorado DOT reported an accident west of the Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70, near Milemarker 215, closed all westbound lanes, lanes were reported reopened three-four hours later.

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A Nevada U.S. 95 rest area closed July 9-10, more highway haps

The Searchlight rest area on U.S. 95 in Nevada will close July 9-10 for facilities repairs. More updates from the state, Missouri, Colorado and others for the coming days.

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WB I-70 in Colorado reopened after emergency road work shut it down

The Colorado Department of Transportation reported westbound lanes of I-70 between milemarkers 419 and 412 were shut down at 10 a.m. local time; the roadway reopened approximately eight hours later.

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Don Christner presents ‘Mike and I chained up on Loveland Pass’

"At nearly 12,000 feet there is a generous safety bonus -- you see, if you do your job right, you get to live."

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