Safety Concerns on US 6 Near Ski Area Prompt Towing of Vehicles

May 12, 2017 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Vehicles parked in highway Right of Way will be ticketed and towed

SUMMIT COUNTY-Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) are alerting motorists to the dangers of parking along US 6 near Arapahoe Basin.  The last weekend in April, several vehicles were towed for parking in the highway right of way as they created a significant safety hazard to other motorists on this busy stretch of highway.  Over 150 vehicles were in violation of the no parking signs in certain locations along US 6. Although no vehicles were ticketed, CSP may be issuing parking tickets for future violators.  

“US 6/Loveland Pass is a designated Hazmat route so for safety purposes we cannot allow vehicles to park along the highway that are impeding the right of way,” said Captain Richard Duran, Colorado State Patrol., “Our trooper in the area spent over six hours mitigating the dangerous situation several vehicles created by parking in clearly signed no parking areas” he said.  The cost of parking ticket along with a tow bill can exceed $300.00.

CDOT maintenance crews will have Portable Variable Message Signs reminding motorists not to park along US 6.