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Truck Accident Closes Vail Pass and Ignites Small Wildland Fire

  • 21 September 2017
Truck Accident Closes Vail Pass and Ignites Small Wildland Fire
At approximately 5:10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, Vail Fire and Emergency Services and Eagle County Paramedic Service responded to a report of vehicle over the embankment at the eastbound I-70 mile marker 182.5. The first arriving unit reported that a semi truck was approximately 300 feet off the highway in a deep canyon. Crews observed smoke coming from the wreckage in an inaccessible part of the canyon.

Colorado State Patrol and Vail Police Conduct Chain Inspection and Enforcement

  • 21 September 2017
Colorado State Patrol and Vail Police Conduct Chain Inspection and Enforcement
On Wednesday, Sept. 20, members of the Colorado State Patrol and the Vail Police Department conducted a chain inspection station on I-70 eastbound near the 178 mile marker chain station. In total, 218 commercial vehicles were contacted by the officers. Of those, 209 were found to have chains or sanders. Nine were found to not have any sufficient equipment and were issued citations accordingly. 
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