UPDATE: US Highway 40 reopens with alternating lanes of traffic | SteamboatToday.com

UPDATE: US Highway 40 reopens with alternating lanes of traffic

UPDATE: U.S. Highway 40 is operating with alternating lanes of traffic as the highway remains partially closed.

Colorado State Police are still in the initial investigation phase, but troopers reported a Subaru Legacy occupied by two people was headed east on the highway when the car veered into the westbound lane for an unknown reason.

The Subaru hit a Chevy Silverado head-on that was going west. There were injuries associated with the wreck, though it was not clear how many people were hurt or how serious their injuries were.

Original report

A wreck on U.S. Highway 40 between Routt County Road 44 and County Road 33A has led to the closure of the highway, about five miles west of Steamboat Springs.

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the closure on U.S. 40 was reported at about 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, and drivers should expect delays due to the crash.

It was not immediately clear if the wreck involves any injuries or how serious they might be. There was also not a timetable for when the route may reopen.

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