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Watch for migrating wildlife


Last updated 10/13/2020 at 3:50pm

Courtesy of CDOT

The high fencing along this section of roadway prevents mule deer from crossing the highway and creating a potential vehicle crash. During fall months, big game will attempt to cross many Colorado roads as they migrate to lower elevations in search of food and water sources.

As spring and summer fade into fall and winter, the migration of wildlife can lead to an increase of wildlife-vehicle collisions during the fall and winter seasons. 

Motorists should be aware that wildlife can cross roads without warning at any time of day or night, but drivers should pay particularly close attention in early morning and evening hours. A majority of wildlife-vehicle collisions occur from dusk to dawn, when wildlife are more active and unfortunately more difficult to see.

The following precautions are advised to travelers: 

Slow down. Traveling at high speeds increases the...

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