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6 days ago

Elk Creek Fire Department

Sound advice!

U.S. Fire Administration
Treat burns right away! Do not use any butter, ointments or other home remedies on the burn. Always seek medical attention if a burn is larger than the size of the victim’s palm or results in a large blister or severe pain. #BurnAwarenessWeek #NBAWHotTips
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1 week ago

Elk Creek Fire Department

We’ve got snow moving in that will likely mean passenger vehicle traction laws being put into effect. Please be sure to check your vehicle’s emergency kit, top off windshield washer fluid, and plan for extra time to get where you’re going. We’ll be here if you need us!A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the mountains, foothills and Urban Corridor into the eastern plains for snow impacting the region starting Wednesday morning to afternoon and continuing through the evening hours. The evening commute will be impacted along with mountain passes with snowy and icy roadways. Travelers are urged to use caution and plan ahead! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ever wonder what it means when Colorado Department of Transportation enacts Passenger Vehicle Traction or Commercial Vehicle Chain Laws? Here's more information on that from them:

"If weather conditions require, CDOT can implement Passenger Vehicle Traction and Chain laws. Motorists will be alerted to an active Traction Law or Chain Law by highway signage, COtrip.org or traffic/roadway condition alerts. (Sign up for alerts via text or email.).
Traction Law (Code 15)

During an active Traction Law (also known as a Code 15), motorists must have either snow tires, tires with the mud/snow (M+S) designation, or a four-wheel/all-wheel drive vehicle. All tires must have a minimum one-eighth inch tread. You can also install chains or an alternative traction device (like AutoSock) to be in compliance with the law if your tires aren't adequate.

**Find out if your tires meet the minimum one-eighth inch tread requirement by taking the Quarter Test.

Passenger Vehicle Chain Law (Code 16)
During severe winter storms, CDOT will implement a Passenger Vehicle Chain Law (also known as a Code 16). This is the final safety measure before the highway is closed.

When the Passenger Vehicle Chain Law is in effect, every vehicle on the roadway must have chains or an alternative traction device (like AutoSock).
Fines

Motorists driving with inadequate equipment when a Passenger Vehicle Traction Law or Chain Law is in effect could be fined more than $130.

If a motorist blocks the roadway because he/she has inadequate equipment when a Passenger Vehicle Traction Law or Chain Law is in effect, he/she could be fined more than $650.

FAQs: www.codot.gov/travel/winter-driving/TractionLaw
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