U.S. Highway 550 reopened Monday to all traffic between Ouray and Ridgway after the highway was closed for nearly three hours because of a police investigation.
Jennifer Miller, spokeswoman for the Ouray Police Department, said an incident happened about 1:30 p.m. that forced the closure of the highway at mile marker 98. The road reopened around 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Miller declined to disclose the nature of the incident under investigation. The closure was north of Red Mountain Pass, almost 75 miles north of Durango, but a route local drivers may have been taking with the busy travel week.
Traffic was rerouted on County Road 17 and County Road 23, she said.