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Highway closures are a big part of winters in Colorado, but how are those decisions made?

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Road closures are done through a collaboration between CDOT, highway patrol officers and local law enforcement. The decision to close a highway is mostly based on observations by personnel on scene. About five firefighters, 12 law enforcement officers and more than 50 towing operators are killed nationwide each year while responding to traffic incidents.
Published 2 months ago · Glenwood Springs, United States

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Highway closures are a big part of winters in Colorado, but how are those decisions made?

Plow truck drivers for the Colorado Department of Transportation put a significant amount of work into keeping roads open, but because of severe weather or vehicle wrecks, some road closures are unavoidable. Speaking to the state officials who make these calls, the process for closing and reopening highways and interstates across Colorado requires trust and decisiveness. Highway closures are done through a collaboration between CDOT, highway pat…

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Highway closures are a big part of winters in Colorado, but how are those decisions made?

Plow truck drivers for the Colorado Department of Transportation put a significant amount of work into keeping roads open, but because of severe weather or vehicle wrecks, some road closures are unavoidable. Speaking to the state officials who make these calls, the process for closing and reopening highways and interstates across Colorado requires trust and decisiveness. Highway closures are done through a collaboration between CDOT, highway pat…

2 months ago
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