Highway and Roads

Terrible Accident at Kentucky and Buckley Road

 

According to Aurora Police, a GMC Yukon was driving northbound in the middle lane of South Buckley Road near East Kentucky Avenue. Police say that driver was going about 60 mph.

Meanwhile, a Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on South Buckley Road and tried to make a left turn. The Yukon hit the Corolla. The crash caused the Corolla to go east towards the 7-Eleven and hit a tree.

http://www.9news.com/rss/story.aspx?storyid=323360

Centennial receives Best Asphalt Pavement Award

Centennial receives “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Awards

The City of Centennial received two awards at the 19th Annual “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Awards Dinner and Program on February 27. Centennial was recognized with the City Street Resurfacing Award for the East Dry Creek Overlay Project and the Preventative Maintenance/Surface Seal Award for the South Mineral Drive, 2012 Surface Treatment Program.

The Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association (CAPA) presents the “Best in Colorado” Quality Asphalt paving Awards in acknowledgement of the quality efforts of asphalt producers, contractors and agencies/owners in the state of Colorado. This annual event is a CAPA calendar highlight which occurs in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show.

“The City of Centennial is pleased to accept recognition for the Dry Creek Overlay Project and the 2012 Surface Treatment Program, says City Manager John Danielson. “The City takes pride in maintaining its street pavement in good condition, to build durable pavement for the traveling public.”

The Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association, a not-for-profit association representing approximately 200 member organizations, is composed of both producers and users, including governmental agencies, working together to design, construct and maintain high quality asphalt pavements.

Founded in 1983, CAPA is the voice of the asphalt industry of Colorado and interfaces continually with the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, local agencies and others throughout Colorado.

http://www.centennialcolorado.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?aid=1010&utm_source=t...

Winter Weather Coming Centennial, Aurora Denver Metro Area. February 20, 2013

Smoky Hill Bound will be keeping you informed of all the weather alerts and school closures on the coming snow storm in the Denver Metro Area. Centennial, Southeast Aurora, Saddle Rock, E470, Southands, Arapahoe County,  Piney Creek, etc.  is looking at anywhere between 4-8 of  by tomorrow.    Our blog and twitter pages will have info and the Smoky Hill Bound Forums page. Check out our Webcam page for cams in the area as well.   Some are happy that we are going to get a little holiday snow. Stay warm.   www.smokyhillbound.com.

Here is our forum post that we will be updating with the latest news and information on the storm,  I-225, I-25, etc. 

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More Links:

The Denver Channel 

9news.com 

CBS Local

Weather Channel

NOAA Radar

National Weather Service 

The Denver Post Weather 

The most important glossary words according to the National Weather Service, are:

  • Winter Storm WATCH - A winter storm watch is issued when winter storm conditions are possible within the next 3 days but the timing, intensity or occurence may still be uncertain.
  • Winter Storm WARNING - Heavy snow is occurring or will develop in the next 36 hours.  This snow may be accompanied by winds greater than 15 mph and blowing snow.
  • Blizzard WATCH - A blizzard watch is issued when blizzard conditions are possible in the next 12 to 36 hours.
  • Blizzard WARNING - Blizzard warnings are issued in lower elevations when heavy snow is expected to last 3 or more hours with sustained winds of 35 mph or greater and when there is considerable falling and or drifting snow that reduces visibility to less than 1/4 mile.  In the mountains, a blizzard warning is also accompanied by an expectation that winds will exceed 50 mph at higher elevations.
  • Wind Chill WATCH - A wind chill watch is issued in advance of a wind chill warning, usually 12 to 36 hours in advance of the expectation that a warning will be issued.
  • Wind Chill WARNING -  The wind chill warning is issued for wind chills of least -25 degrees on the plains and -35 degrees in the mountains or foothills.
  • Freeze WATCH - Similar to the wind chill watch, a freeze watch is issued in advance of an anticipated freeze warning, usually 12 to 36 hours in advance of when the freeze warning will be issued.
  • Freeze WARNING -  Freeze warnings are issued during growing seasons when temperatures are expected to drop below 32 degrees.
  • High Wind WATCH -  When high wind conditions are expected to develop in the next 12 to 36 hours, a high wind watch is issued.
  • High Wind WARNING - Sustained winds of 50 mph for at least 1 hour or gusts up to 75 mph for any duration in the mountains or foothills will trigger a high wind warning.  In lower elevations, the criteria is somewhat less, set at sustained winds of 40 mph for at least 1 hour or gusts up to 58 mph for any duration.
  • Winter Weather Advisory - A winter weather advisory is the “heads up” that general snow accumulations between 4 and 8 inches over a 12 hour period in the mountains and 3 to 6 inches over a 12 hour period in lower elevations, are expected.  In addition, if visibility is expected to diminish as falling and blowing snow make it difficult to see or if wind blown snow is anticipated to create a visibility hazard for travelers, a winter weather advisory may be issued.  Even freezing drizzle and other conditions involving snow and sleet that primarily impact driving conditions may trigger a winter weather advisory.
  • Dense Fog Advisory - Dense fog advisories are issues when fog will reduce visibility to less than a quarter mile.
  • Wind Chill Advisory - In the mountains, a wind chill advisory will be issued when values are in the -25 degree range and on the plains, a wind chill advisory will be issued when values are between -18 and -25 degrees.
  • Frost Advisory - Unique to the growing season, a frost advisory is issued when temps are expected to drop to between 32 and 35 degrees on clear, calm nights.

 

Winter Weather Centennial, Aurora Denver Metro Area.

Smoky Hill Bound will be keeping you informed of all the weather alerts and school closures on the coming snow storm in the Denver Metro Area. Centennial, Southeast Aurora, Saddle Rock, E470, Southands, Arapahoe County,  Piney Creek, etc.  is looking at anywhere between 2"-4" of  snow during the day monday.    Our blog and twitter pages will have info and the Smoky Hill Bound Forums page. Check out our Webcam page for cams in the area as well.   Some are happy that we are going to get a little holiday snow. Stay warm.   www.smokyhillbound.com.

 

The Denver Channel 

9news.com 

CBS Local

Weather Channel

NOAA Radar

National Weather Service 

The Denver Post Weather 

The most important glossary words according to the National Weather Service, are:

  • Winter Storm WATCH - A winter storm watch is issued when winter storm conditions are possible within the next 3 days but the timing, intensity or occurence may still be uncertain.
  • Winter Storm WARNING - Heavy snow is occurring or will develop in the next 36 hours.  This snow may be accompanied by winds greater than 15 mph and blowing snow.
  • Blizzard WATCH - A blizzard watch is issued when blizzard conditions are possible in the next 12 to 36 hours.
  • Blizzard WARNING - Blizzard warnings are issued in lower elevations when heavy snow is expected to last 3 or more hours with sustained winds of 35 mph or greater and when there is considerable falling and or drifting snow that reduces visibility to less than 1/4 mile.  In the mountains, a blizzard warning is also accompanied by an expectation that winds will exceed 50 mph at higher elevations.
  • Wind Chill WATCH - A wind chill watch is issued in advance of a wind chill warning, usually 12 to 36 hours in advance of the expectation that a warning will be issued.
  • Wind Chill WARNING -  The wind chill warning is issued for wind chills of least -25 degrees on the plains and -35 degrees in the mountains or foothills.
  • Freeze WATCH - Similar to the wind chill watch, a freeze watch is issued in advance of an anticipated freeze warning, usually 12 to 36 hours in advance of when the freeze warning will be issued.
  • Freeze WARNING -  Freeze warnings are issued during growing seasons when temperatures are expected to drop below 32 degrees.
  • High Wind WATCH -  When high wind conditions are expected to develop in the next 12 to 36 hours, a high wind watch is issued.
  • High Wind WARNING - Sustained winds of 50 mph for at least 1 hour or gusts up to 75 mph for any duration in the mountains or foothills will trigger a high wind warning.  In lower elevations, the criteria is somewhat less, set at sustained winds of 40 mph for at least 1 hour or gusts up to 58 mph for any duration.
  • Winter Weather Advisory - A winter weather advisory is the “heads up” that general snow accumulations between 4 and 8 inches over a 12 hour period in the mountains and 3 to 6 inches over a 12 hour period in lower elevations, are expected.  In addition, if visibility is expected to diminish as falling and blowing snow make it difficult to see or if wind blown snow is anticipated to create a visibility hazard for travelers, a winter weather advisory may be issued.  Even freezing drizzle and other conditions involving snow and sleet that primarily impact driving conditions may trigger a winter weather advisory.
  • Dense Fog Advisory - Dense fog advisories are issues when fog will reduce visibility to less than a quarter mile.
  • Wind Chill Advisory - In the mountains, a wind chill advisory will be issued when values are in the -25 degree range and on the plains, a wind chill advisory will be issued when values are between -18 and -25 degrees.
  • Frost Advisory - Unique to the growing season, a frost advisory is issued when temps are expected to drop to between 32 and 35 degrees on clear, calm nights.

 

It May be years before Arapahoe Road is widened

Very good article on the South East Aurora News Website. We really could use some widening in that area.  When it snows down there it is a nightmare.  We had one snow storm this winter that made it so impassible that even the police could not get in there to get to motorists.    

Arapahoe Road in Southeast Aurora News

E-470 Road Work - Advisories

April – November, 2012:  

E-470 reconstruction of 2.5 miles in Douglas County
 
E-470 continues the reconstruction project of 2.5 miles from the toll plaza near Chambers Road east to Parker Road in Douglas County.
 
Wednesday, May 30
During the day, there will be northbound and southbound right shoulder closures.
 
Thursday, May 31
Southbound traffic will travel in two lanes, with reduced shoulder widths, and a reduced speed to 60 mph. This traffic configuration will remain for six to eight weeks. 
 
During the day, there will be northbound left lane closures or shoulder closures between Jordan Road and Cherry Creek for paving.
 
Fri., June 1, at 9:00 p.m. through Mon., June 4, at 6:00 a.m.
Southbound traffic will be detoured through the tollbooth lanes at the toll plaza.  Although tolls will still be in place, no stopping is required to pay tolls.
 
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