Storm makes Highway 82 slick |

Storm makes Highway 82 slick

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT ” Midvalley emergency response agencies asked motorists to slow down and drive with caution Wednesday afternoon when another snowstorm reduced visibility and made roads slick.

An accident on Highway 82 at Holland Hills shortly after 2 p.m. didn’t result in major injuries but it temporarily closed one downvalley lane, authorities said. The accident involved a Roaring Fork Transportation Authority pickup and an SUV. Details weren’t immediately available.

At the request of Basalt fire chief Scott Thompson, the Pitkin County Communications Department issued a notice that traffic needed to slow down because of the poor conditions.

Travel conditions are expected to remain poor until at least Friday. A snow and blowing snow advisory is in effect for the Elk Mountains, including Aspen and Snowmass, on Wednesday, and a winter storm watch will be in effect on Thursday, according to the weather service office in Grand Junction.

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