State Patrol to get more troopers to patrol I-70 in mountains |

State Patrol to get more troopers to patrol I-70 in mountains

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) ” The Colorado State Patrol is getting more staff to help curb speeding on Interstate 70 on the main route to ski areas.

The Summit Daily News reports that the patrol may have as many as seven more troopers by next spring.

Captain Ron Prater, in charge of Summit and Clear Creek counties, says the extra patrollers will make a big difference.

He said the patrol is hoping to be able to focus on some of the areas where many drivers are out of control, including other roads in the two counties.

Democrat Dan Gibbs, who represents Silverthorne in the State House, said the additional staff will increase safety in the area.

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