Friday, February 14, 2020

Phone Outage

EC Alert Notification

Eagle County dispatch is back to normal. For emergencies dial 911, for non emergency issues for fire, police, or EMS, dial 970-479-2201.

Phone Outage

EC Alert Notification

Eagle County dispatch is experiencing phone issues. For emergencies dial 911, for non emergency issues for fire, police, or EMS, dial 970-477-5270.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

This Site is Currently Inactive

In the event of a large scale incident or emergency in Eagle County, Colorado, this site will serve as the central source of information for all agencies involved. In addition, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter @EagleCountyPIO.

Residents and visitors are also encouraged to subscribe to EC Alert, Eagle County’s real-time emergency alert system. The service is customizable and provides information on weather, road closures, utility outages and other urgent updates based on user preferences. Notifications can be delivered via text message, email, or both. Register at www.ecalert.org.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Winter Weather Storm Information, Tips and Resources 2020

Eagle County - Feb. 7, 2020 - A significant winter weather storm is currently moving through the Colorado high country, impacting travel conditions across the region.  While this is going to bring some great powder to help fuel some winter fun, as the storm moves through, drivers can expect deteriorating winter driving conditions which will result in intermittent and prolonged road closures, avalanche mitigation activities and parking lot-esque congestion and speeds on local roads.  

Sources of information we are following to stay up to date with conditions:
Colorado Department of Transportation - COTRIP website, @coloradodot twitter, CDOT facebook
Colorado Avalanche Information Center - CAIC website, @caicsummit twitter, CAIC facebook
Summit County Shelter/Warming Center - The Summit Middle School ( 158 School Rd, Frisco, CO 80443)  * *Summit County updates & info can be found at http://www.co.summit.co.us/emergencyblog

Winter weather driving tips
CDOT Winter Wise Driving Tips

If you need to use your car in winter weather, preparation is critical to ensure your safety as driving during these conditions can be hazardous. Before hitting the road, be sure to winterize your vehicle and update the emergency supply kit with the following items:
  • Shovel
  • Ice scraper and small broom
  • Blanket
  • Emergency flares
Once your car is ready, follow The Three P’s of Safe Winter Driving: 
  • PREPARE for the trip
  • PROTECT yourself 
  • PREVENT crashes on the road
Here are some tips to remember:
  • Familiarize yourself with directions before you go and let others know your route and anticipated arrival time
  • Maintain a full tank of gas to prevent fuel lines from freezing
  • Slow down for winter driving conditions, regardless of the type of vehicle you drive
  • Leave plenty of room between your vehicle and others as it takes more time and distance to stop your vehicle on wet roads
  • Do not use cruise control
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***Traducción en Español*** 
Una tormenta de clima invernal se está moviendo a través de Colorado, impactando las condiciones de viaje en toda la región. Aunque el nieve es buenisima para la diversión invernal, a medida que avanza la tormenta, los conductores deben esperar condiciones de manejo de invierno deterioradas que resultarán en carreteras cerradas, actividades de mitigación de avalanchas, y tráfico parado en calles locales.
Fuentes de información:
Consejos para conducir en invierno
Si necesita usar su automóvil en el invierno, la preparación es fundamental para garantizar su seguridad, ya que conducir en estas condiciones puede ser peligroso. Antes de salir a la carretera, asegúrese de preparar su vehículo para el invierno y actualice el kit de suministros de emergencia con los siguientes elementos:
  • Pala
  • Raspador de hielo y escoba pequeña
  • Cobija
  • Bengalas de emergencia
Una vez que su automóvil esté listo, siga las tres P de conducción segura en invierno:
  • PREPÁRATE para el viaje
  • PROTEGE a ti mismo
  • PREVENIR choques en el camino
Aquí hay algunos consejos para recordar:
  • Familiaricese con su ruta antes de ir y comunique a los demás su ruta y la hora prevista de llegada
  • Mantenga un tanque lleno de gas para evitar que las líneas de combustible se congelen
  • Reduzca la velocidad para las condiciones de manejo en invierno, independientemente del tipo de vehículo que maneje
  • Deje suficiente espacio entre su vehículo y los demás, ya que se necesita más tiempo y distancia para detener su vehículo en carreteras mojadas
  • No use el control de crucero