Tuesday, November 07, 2006

State Troopers say "cut 'em off at the pass."

Most ski areas have yet to open. Those that have opened, tend to be crowded and icy. So it's not surprising people are flocking to Loveland Pass. They ski, they shuttle up the road, they ski again. Best part is, it's free.

But not if you get towed.
The Summit Daily News reported this week that state patrol troopers are towing all cars parked illegally on the side of the road. The road is narrow, winding, and regularly traveled by tractor trailers hauling hazardous material. Police say it's a matter of safety to keep parked cars from clogging the road. They want to crack down early so the party atmosphere of the pass doesn't grow throughout the season.

Loveland Pass is pretty much a Denver thing. Want to park and ride in the Springs? Try Pikes Peak. But remember, avalanches are a real and deadly hazard on the mountain. Wear a beacon and know how to use it.

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