Craig Briefs: No serious injuries in rollover crash Friday
April 27, 2013
Craig Fire/Rescue firefighters responded Friday to a one-vehicle crash on Colorado Highway 13 near milepost 128 just south of the Wyoming border.
A woman reportedly lost control of her sedan and rolled off the northbound side of the highway.
Baggs, Wyo., Fire Department firefighters and an ambulance crew from Little Snake EMS also responded to the call and treated the woman for minor injuries at the scene.
A semi-truck driver initiated the 911 call, according to reports.
Also responding to the scene were Moffat County Sheriff's Office deputies, Colorado State Patrol troopers, and an ambulance crew from The Memorial Hospital in Craig.
Craig police set to host a Drug Take-Back Day
In an effort to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft, the Craig Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration are hosting a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Centennial Mall parking lot. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. Residents are encouraged to bring prescription medications for disposal.
According to a news release, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs during a Drug Take-Back Day last September. Officials say the event is important because medicines that languish in home cabinets are susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Prescription drug abuse is increasing across the U.S., as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses from them. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from home medicine cabinets. Additionally, Americans are now told not to dispose of medications by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash.
For more information about Craig's Drug Take-Back Day, call Sgt. J.W. Forgay at 970-826-2366.
I-70 rock work expected to cause delays Monday
Traffic along Interstate 70 in the Debeque Canyon will be reduced to one eastbound lane from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday while crews do minor rockfall mitigation work, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Transportation.
There will be intermittent closures of both eastbound lanes throughout the day. If rock scaling is necessary, there will a full closure of I-70 in both directions. Delays will vary depending on the need for full closures, according to the release.
For more information, go to http://www.cotrip.org or call 511 for road conditions.