Heavy snowstorm creates hazardous road conditions

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Heavy snowstorm creates hazardous road conditions

Coal Bank, Molas, Red Mountain passes closed Thursday night
A Colorado State Patrol trooper investigates the scene after the driver of a pickup lost control on U.S. Highway 550 and crossed into northbound lanes north of Hermosa.
A Durango School District 9-R bus slid off the road and came to a stop in a ditch Thursday afternoon on Shalona Hill, north of Durango, on U.S. Highway 550.
A Colorado State Patrol trooper investigates the scene after the driver of a pickup lost control on U.S. Highway 550 and crossed into northbound lanes north of Hermosa.
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The Colorado Department of Transportation reminds motorists to check for updated weather information:
Visit www.cotrip.org for real-time road conditions, highway closures, average speeds, photos, live cameras streaming traffic, trucking information and more.Call 511 to listen to recorded information about road conditions, projected trip travel times and trucker information.Receive free email/text alerts at www.codot.gov/travel; choose from a list of subscription options at the “get connected” tab.Follow @coloradodot on Twitter for traveler information and other news.Like CDOT at www.facebook.com/coloradodot to receive news and traveler information.Visit www.codot.gov/travel/winter-driving to get information about road conditions, what to keep in a vehicle during the winter, how to safely pass a snowplow, commercial-vehicle requirements, seasonal closures, snow removal and avalanche control.Herald Staff

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Heavy snowstorm creates hazardous road conditions

A Colorado State Patrol trooper investigates the scene after the driver of a pickup lost control on U.S. Highway 550 and crossed into northbound lanes north of Hermosa.
A Durango School District 9-R bus slid off the road and came to a stop in a ditch Thursday afternoon on Shalona Hill, north of Durango, on U.S. Highway 550.
A Colorado State Patrol trooper investigates the scene after the driver of a pickup lost control on U.S. Highway 550 and crossed into northbound lanes north of Hermosa.
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