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Buses collide; watch out for wildlife

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Law enforcement officials are warning motorists to watch out for wildlife and drive according to road conditions.

Several accidents and vehicles sliding off roads occurred Saturday, including a one-car rollover on Snowmass Creek Road that resulted in minor injuries, Pitkin County Sheriff’s Deputy Jesse Steindler said.

Aspen police Sgt. Mike Tracey said one block of Durant Street near Rubey Park had to be shut down briefly on Saturday after five RFTA buses hit each other.

On the wildlife front, sheriff’s deputies have had to put down four or five elk in the past week after motorists struck them on back roads and on Highway 82 near the dump curve, authorities said.

Steindler said elk are coming down early in search of food, as a result of so much snow in the high country.

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