Ice expected to persist as a headache for Tuesday’s travelers

Ice expected to persist as a headache for Tuesday’s travelers

All county roads are in ‘bad shape’
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Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

01-09-17- Durango- A driver turns around at the road closed gate on U.S. Highway 550 a few miles south of Coal Bank Pass on Monday afternoon.
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Stephen Simms, a snowplow driver with the Colorado Department of Transportation, lifts the road-closed gate on U.S. Highway 550 on Monday afternoon south of Coal Bank Pass after escorting cars that were between the closed gates. Simms quickly put down the gate after traffic passed.
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It was near whiteout conditions on U.S. Highway 550 south of Purgatory Resort on Monday afternoon. Travel conditions aren’t expected to improve significantly on Tuesday.
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A vehicle follows a La Plata County Sheriff’s Office vehicle down ice-covered County Road 125 south of Durango after county plows put down gravel. More than 20 vehicles were stranded Monday morning by the icy conditions. Traffic was diverted onto the road after a crash briefly closed U.S. Highway 160 west of Durango.
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Hesperus Hill west of Durango was closed for about 30 minutes Monday morning for a crash and icy road conditions.
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Edgar Ortiz of El Paso, Texas, puts cables on his car as Jon Chapman looks on Monday afternoon on U.S. Highway 550 north of Purgatory Resort.
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Chance is a lucky dog out on a brisk walk with a neighbor, who did not want to be identified, on County Road 120 on Monday. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
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A fire crew responds Monday to the scene of an overturned diesel tanker truck involved in a wind-related crash, with the tanker spilling about 2,000 gallons of diesel along Interstate 70 near Gypsum, in western Colorado High winds have overturned some large vehicles and damaged buildings in the Colorado Springs area, while ice is making travel dangerous in western Colorado. Photo by Randy McIntosh/CDOT via AP
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A Colorado Department of Transportation snowplow heads east Monday on U.S. Highway 160 on the west side of Durango after working to clear westbound U.S. 160 of ice that caused a crash that briefly forced the closure of the road. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Calvary Baptist Church senior pastor Kyle Sullivan, right, embraces church attendee Lynn Monday on Monday after high winds blew off a portion of the roof of the church sanctuary in Colorado Springs. High winds have overturned some large vehicles and damaged buildings in the Colorado Springs area. Photo by Mark Reis/The Gazette via AP
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A La Plata County snowplow spreads gravel Monday morning on ice-covered County Road 125 south of Durango after at least 20 cars were stranded. Traffic was diverted onto the road after a crash closed U.S. Highway 160 west of Durango. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
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High winds toppled a tree into the street and on top of a parked car Monday in the 500 block of North Walnut Street in Colorado Springs. Photo by Mark Reis/The Gazette via AP
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Snow falls on the La Plata Mountains west of Durango on Monday as rains soak into the ground in the lower elevation near Hesperus. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
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While drivers had to deal with snow and icy roads at high elevations on Monday morning motorists on U.S. Highway 550 in the Animas Valley drove in rain. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
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A vehicle follows a La Plata County Sheriff’s Office vehicle down ice-covered County Road 125 south of Durango after county plows spread gravel Monday morning after at least 20 cars became stranded. Traffic was diverted onto the road after a crash closed U.S. Highway 160 west of Durango. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
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A La Plata County snowplow spread gravel on ice-covered County Road 125 south of Durango on Monday morning after at least 20 cars became stranded. Traffic was diverted onto the road after a crash closed U.S. Highway 160 west of Durango. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
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A snowman built on the side of Park Avenue seems to mock those trying to commute Monday morning after freezing rain created slick conditions on Durango’s roads and sidewalks. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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A skier goes up Hesperus Ski Area on Monday. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
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A Colorado Springs Police Department officer battles the wind and helps someone into his police cruiser early Monday in Colorado Springs. Destructive winds blew dust and debris during rush hour traffic. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP
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A rolled semitrailer slows Interstate 25 in the southbound lanes just north of the South Academy Boulevard exit Monday in Colorado Springs. Photo by Mark Reis/The Gazette via AP
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A large tree is uprooted on Main Street in Security, Colorado, on Monday when the Pikes Peak region was hit hard with high winds. Hurricane-force wind gusts knocked over trucks, sent roof shingles flying and downed powerlines in the Colorado Springs, while a tanker truck overturned on an icy stretch of Interstate 70 in the mountains. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP
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Vietnam veteran Dean Byrne uses his hacksaw to try to remove branches from the massive tree that upended his World War II era Jeep in his front yard Monday on Main Street in Security, south of Colorado Springs. He was trying to remove a few branches to be able to get his truck out of his garage. The Pikes Peak region was hit with destructive winds. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP
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