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October 23, 2012
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Watch out for wildlife on roads

SNOWMASS VILLAGE - Colorado wildlife have begun migrating to their winter habitats, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation, and with that comes the increased risk of vehicular collisions with the animals.

The Aspen Times reported that three or four vehicles hit a large female elk on Highway 82 the morning of Oct. 15.

Wildlife collisions typically increase during migration season and happen most often between dusk and dawn, according to CDOT. Pitkin County Sheriff's Deputy Dustin Gray told the Times one of the most dangerous pockets on Highway 82 is between Aspen Village, just outside Snowmass Canyon, and the Aspen Business Center.

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The Aspen Times Updated Oct 23, 2012 04:20PM Published Oct 23, 2012 04:19PM Copyright 2012 The Aspen Times. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.