Saturday, November 12, 2011
Steamboat Springs Slippery conditions resulted in several car crashes Saturday, but no serious injuries were reported.
Colorado State Patrol trooper Nathan Lyons said driving conditions started to deteriorate at about 10 a.m. By the middle of the afternoon, the snow had stopped falling and driving conditions improved.
Lyons said troopers responded to four accidents in Routt County where cars slid off the road.
“They’re all minor,” he said.
One of the accidents involved a car that slid off the road and rolled on U.S. Highway 40 west of Steamboat near mile marker 128.
Lyons said all the people involved in the accidents said they were wearing seat belts, which he said prevented injuries.
“They actually do make a difference,” Lyons said.
Lyons said he anticipated accidents on Rabbit Ears Pass.
“There ended up being no problems that I’m aware of on the pass,” he said.
In the city, Steamboat Springs Police Department officer Evan Noble said an officer’s patrol car was rear ended while the officer was on the scene of another accident.
Snow is expected to continue overnight Saturday and into Sunday when two to four inches is possible, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. The storm is expected to clear out Sunday night giving way to sun Monday.