Emergency Management

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-3545
    Fax: 970-328-8694

    Emergency Management
    P.O. Box 850
    Eagle, Colorado 81631

    emergency@eaglecounty.us

    Call 9-1-1 for emergencies
    or 970-479-2201


Winter Travel Tips

Before embarking on a winter car trip through the mountains, use these tips to help ensure you arrive at your destination safely. 

Prepare Your Vehicle 
A well-equipped vehicle has adequate tires; tire chains; tow rope; sand or cat litter for traction; shovel; tool kit; windshield scraper and brush; battery cables; first-aid kit, flashlight; extra batteries; blankets and/or sleeping bags; extra clothing; candles; waterproof matches; high-calorie packaged food for quick energy; and an empty can to melt snow for drinking. A vehicle safety kit is recommended emergency equipment for every car in every climate.

Monitor Road Conditions 
Check these sources for up-to-date road conditions locally and across the state.

Phone
Local: 970-479-2226
State: 511 

Radio
89.9 FM, 92.3 FM, 93.1 FM, 95.3 FM, 97.7 FM, 101.7 FM, 104.7 FM, 850 AM and 1610 AM

Web
www.cotrip.org 

Subscribe to EC Alert 
Visit www.ecalert.org to have free, real-time road and weather conditions sent to you via text and/or email.

Review I-70 Travel Tips and Closure Plan 
Jurisdictions from around Eagle County have worked together to develop I-70 Eagle County Winter Travel Tips, which provides additonal resources and describes the traffic management plan that will be enacted in the event of a road closure on I-70.