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Drivers, watch out for elk and deer

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. The Colorado State Patrol would like to remind motorists to beware of deer and elk herds migrating across roads.With spring approaching, the majority of the migration is expected to begin in the next few weeks and continue until May. During this time, drivers may see increased numbers of animals in or near the roadways.In the Highway 82 area, elk are expected to remain near Westbank and Aspen Glen for about another month before moving on to higher areas in the Four Mile Park and Thompson Creek areas. Most of the animals in the area between Rifle and New Castle that winter north of the river will retreat to the Boiler Springs roadless area. The animals south of the river are expected to return to the upper Divide Creek area. Deer are expected to follow the same routes as elk, but will probably remain at lower elevations longer than elk. There are also some “resident” deer that remain closer to populated areas year round, according to the CSP.Post Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO

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