by: Rachel Skytta
DENVER (KDVR) — The first major snow event of the season has some drivers concerned about recent updates to the Colorado Department of Transportation COtrip app and website.
CDOT launched the newly upgraded COtrip system earlier this month after the previous system was in place for roughly 18 years.
A crash along Interstate 70 Tuesday shut down westbound lanes for hours near the Eisenhower Tunnel. At some points, the COtrip app and website showed lanes were open, even as traffic was at a standstill.
“We did have a few issues with it last night,” said Tamara Rollison, CDOT spokesperson. “We are continuing with training, fine-tuning our processes so that we can really perfect the system.”
Rollison said the new system works fine. She said operators are still adapting to the new system, which led to the issues Tuesday night.
“We are making some adjustments in the use of the system and we certainly appreciate patience. I can absolutely guarantee that they have a really good traveler information tool,” Rollison said.
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police have arrested four people for allegedly installing hidden cameras in the rooms of an entire motel and attempting to extort money from the hundreds of guests who were filmed.
The suspects filmed for months and tried to blackmail some guests with threats to release their videos but their extortion attempts failed to obtain any money, said Seo Sang-hyeok, an official from the cyber-crime unit of Seoul Metropolitan Police.
LOVELAND PASS, Colo. (KDVR) — Another blast of winter weather moved across Colorado Thursday, accumulating more snow along the Interstate 70 mountain corridor.
“It would be nice to get more! So we don’t have such a dry summer after,” Kristine Shulz said on Thursday in Idaho Springs.
DENVER (KDVR) — Madeline Baharlou-Quivey moved to Colorado from Illinois, in part because of her love of climbing.
She was an experienced hiker and wanted one more climb before the season ended, but it wound up being her last.