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Increasing Collisions With Deer On Highway 82


As the days grow longer and warmer, wildlife is more active, which has led to an increase in collisions on Highway 82.  


The Colorado State Patrol reported over 20 wildlife-vehicle collisions in the past two weeks in Eagle, Garfield and Summit Counties.


The majority of those took place on Highway 82 between Glenwood Springs and Garfield County Rd. 114, by Thunder River Market.  

Dawn and dusk are the riskiest times when it comes to potential collisions because driver visibility is low at the same time wildlife is on the move.

The state patrol says drivers should reduce their speed and pay extra attention during those times.  


Contributor Christin Kay is passionate about the rich variety of arts, cultural experiences and stories in the Roaring Fork Valley. She has been a devotee of public radio her whole life. Christin is a veteran of Aspen Public Radio, serving as producer, reporter and interim news director.