Snowy weather results in 2 rollovers in Routt County
Steamboat police report 5 noninjury accidents by midafternoon Tuesday
December 8, 2010
Steamboat Springs — Winter weather Monday night and early Tuesday resulted in 6 inches of snow at Steamboat Ski Area and slick roads in Routt County.
By Tuesday afternoon, the Steamboat Springs Police Department had responded to five noninjury accidents.
"Nothing significant," Capt. Joel Rae said about the crashes.
Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to two rollover wrecks within minutes of each other at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. One occurred at Routt County Road 14 and Mount Werner Road. The other was west of Steamboat near Milner. No one involved in either crash was seriously injured.
Despite the snow, Rabbit Ears Pass remained open through Monday night and Tuesday morning, but chain laws were in effect.
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"It was pretty icy and snowpacked," Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Scott Elliott said. "Pretty typical of when it snows."
Elliott said he responded to two crashes during the storm. No one was injured in either, but a vehicle was damaged when it spun out and hit a guardrail.
In Oak Creek, Routt County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Kurtis Luster said deputies responded to a report of a vehicle that slid into a man riding his bicycle on Main Street. The bicyclist was not injured. Luster did not know Tuesday evening whether any citations were issued related to that incident.
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction is predicting a slight chance of snow Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 30s until Saturday when temperatures are forecast to reach the upper 20s.