Local News Briefs
NEW CASTLE – Smoke and flames seen coming from the south side of the Colorado River in New Castle on Thursday evening were all part of a propane fire training session between the AmeriGas propane company and the Burning Mountains Fire Protection District.The pair joined together to help the emergency personnel learn more about putting out pressurized liquid petroleum gas fires.”This is a practice session with the industry folks,” said Fire Chief Brit McLin. “We’ll also train one more time in Rifle.”The controlled fire was scheduled to burn at 7 p.m. on County Road 335.For more information, contact the fire district at 876-5738.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be resurfacing several I-70 ramps in Glenwood Springs today and Saturday. The ramp work will occur during non-peak traffic periods, but motorists should plan for delays of at least 10 minutes.On Friday, the I -70 westbound on- and off-ramps at exit 114 in West Glenwood will be closed from 6 a.m. until noon. The eastbound on-ramp at exit 114 will be closed from noon until 6 p.m. and the eastbound off ramp at exit 114 will be closed from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should use exit 116 in Glenwood Springs and Highway 6 as an alternate route.On Saturday, the I-70 westbound on-ramp at exit 116 in Glenwood Springs will be closed from 6 a.m. until noon. The eastbound off-ramp at exit 116 will be closed from noon until 6 p.m. Motorists should use exit 114 as an alternate route. Traffic control personnel and signs will be on site to direct motorists.
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