Members of Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue pull items out of an overturned Toyota sport utility vehicle on Routt County Road 129 near Elk River Estates on Monday morning. Officials said no one was injured in the accident or any of the others that resulted from Monday’s wintry weather.

Photo by John F. Russell

Members of Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue pull items out of an overturned Toyota sport utility vehicle on Routt County Road 129 near Elk River Estates on Monday morning. Officials said no one was injured in the accident or any of the others that resulted from Monday’s wintry weather.

Wintry weather causes wrecks in Routt County

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— Routt County drivers still may have been adjusting to the first major snowfall of the year Monday as a few cars slid off roads across the area. But despite the multiple accidents, emergency responders reported no related injuries as of Monday evening.

Steamboat Springs Fire Res­cue emergency responders were called to a report of a one-car rollover at about 8:30 a.m. on Routt County Road 129. There were two children in the car that slid off the road, but no injuries reported, Lt. Travis Wilkinson said.

At about 11:30 a.m., Steam­boat Springs Fire Rescue was paged out to another rollover crash, this one on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass near the intersection with Colorado Highway 14. There were no injuries in that accident either, Wilkinson said.

In South Routt County, Oak Creek Fire Protection District emergency responders were called to a report of a one-car rollover near mile marker 50 on Colorado Highway 131, Chief Chuck Wisecup said.

West Routt Fire Protection District emergency responders reported they responded to three slide-offs in the morning. Chief Bryan Rickman reported the responders were called to one slide-off west of Hayden and another east of Hayden. Neither accident had any injuries reported.

The emergency responders also were called to a report of a coal truck jackknifed on C.R. 27.

A car and a school bus navigating around the wreck also hit each other, Rickman said. There were children on the bus but nobody was injured.

Comments

aichempty 4 years ago

"But, I had it in four-wheel drive . . . . "

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bandmama 4 years ago

And still "drove 5 mph over the limit......." Not always the case, I drive an older car, I know what my car and my skills are. Just slow down. When you have slush that is higher than the tread on the tennis shoes and colder temps, just slow it down, that is what "Steamboat Time" is all about, Would rather see you late than not at all.

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dave reynolds 4 years ago

this happens EVERY year you'd think people would learn after while....heres an idea SLOW DOWN,leave 5 or 10 minutes early,don't tailgate..but wait thats not the Steamboat way of driving I have a four wheel drive so this means bad weather and slick roads has no effect on my viechile and besides my friends are calling and texting me I just can't ignore them..very gald no one was seriously injured

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