After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon, though areas in higher elevations could see 1-2". The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
The State Patrol says traffic deaths in Colorado have declined 34 percent in the last six years.
Patrol chief Mark Trostel told the Legislature's Joint Budget Committee that serious injuries and fatal crashes have decreased from 12-thousand-340 in 2001 to nine-thousand-220 in 2005.
Statistics for last year were not available.
Trostel says traffic deaths dropped from 522 in 2001 to 345.
Trostel says troopers have targeted dangerous locations and have stepped up patrols during the holidays.
He says people also are driving more safely.
Trostel says "driver distraction" was the most common cause of serious accidents.
Cell phones were the most common culprit.