Crashes near Hamilton, Meeker clog Colorado Highway 13 Monday night | CraigDailyPress.com

Crashes near Hamilton, Meeker clog Colorado Highway 13 Monday night

Craig Press staff report

HAMILTON — A crash on Colo. Highway 13 near Hamilton closed the road for 15 to 20 minutes at around 8 p.m. Monday. A vehicle veered across the center line and sideswiped a car traveling in the opposite direction. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Colorado State Patrol moved one vehicle from the roadway using the patrol car's bumper push bar, and one lane re-opened with alternating traffic.

A second crash south of Meeker closed both lanes of Colo. 13 for about 10 minutes about 8:30 p.m. Monday before one lane was re-opened with alternating traffic. Two vehicles, a 2019 Kia SUV and a 2008 GMC SUV, were damaged.

The road was completely re-opened around 10:40 p.m.

There were no injuries, and officials do not think drugs or alcohol played a role in either incident.