UPDATED: Avalanche control work was completed as of 7:34 a.m.
The Colorado Department of Transportation will conduct avalanche mitigation beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 160 over Wolf Creek Pass/
Travelers heading over the pass can expect a lengthy delay while avalanche mitigation takes place on the west side of the summit. Motorists will experience a delay, perhaps up to two hours. The delay may be longer should unusual circumstances arise.
Eastbound traffic will be stopped at the Treasure Falls chain-up station, milepost 157. Skiers traveling eastbound, from Pagosa Springs to the Wolf Creek Ski Area, should reach the Treasure Falls closure point before 6 a.m. to reach the ski area before the closure goes into effect.
Westbound traffic will be stopped near the pass summit, at milepost 166. Skiers traveling westbound, from South Fork to the pass, will be able to reach the ski area throughout the day, since the closure point is west of the resort.