Craig briefs for April 14

Semi-tanker rolls over

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Craig Fire/Rescue responded to a semi-tanker rollover Saturday morning in Hamilton Canyon.

The accident was reported about 11:55 a.m. at mile post 76 on Colorado Highway 13. The truck was hauling a tanker with about 11,000 gallons of water toward Craig.

Coming around a corner, the driver lost control of the vehicle, Captain Dennis Jones of the fire department reported.

The tanker went through a guardrail and rolled at least once before coming to rest in a ditch. The accident caused a breach in the tanker and portions of the water inside spilled, Jones said.

The accident was nonhazardous, requiring only one engine from the fire department, Jones said.

The driver was transported to The Memorial Hospital for treatment. Patient privacy laws prevented hospital officials from commenting on the driver's condition Sunday.

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating the accident.

Tornado warning tests to take place Tuesday

On Tuesday morning, a statewide issuance of TEST Tornado Warnings will occur using NOAA Weather Radio transmitters broadcasting into Colorado counties. The exact time has not been scheduled.

These warnings also are intended to activate the EAS system throughout Colorado. Most radio and TV station engineers in western Colorado already are aware of this planned test.

This operation is coordinated with the state of Colorado during Colorado's annual Severe Weather Awareness Week and conducted once each year (in the spring) within Colorado to test short-fused warning communications.

Hayden Chamber sponsoring garage sale

The Hayden Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a community garage sale and flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at the Exhibit Hall at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden.

Clothes, dishes, furniture, tools, books, farm equipment and tack are accepted. Spaces are available outside the hall for the larger items. Reservations need to be made by April 23, and spaces cost $15 each. Vendors are welcome. Call Sandy at 276-2046 or Joyce at 276-2157.

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