Coal Bank Pass

Rollover crash near base of Coal Bank Pass closes U.S. Highway 550 early Friday

A rollover crash near the base of Coal Bank Pass closed U.S. Highway 550 for a brief period Friday morning. The crash was reported at 11:25 p.m. Thursday near mile marker 51, which is near Cascade...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather advisory: Up to 14 inches of snow in the mountains

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Southwest Colorado from 9 p.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Five to 10 inches of snow, with up to 14 inches in isolated areas, is...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Travel conditions treacherous as heavy snow continues

Heavy snow in the region is expected to continue through Tuesday. Between 6 to 12 inches of snow is predicted in Durango and higher elevations could see up to 20 inches, said Andrew Lyons, a...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: And the chain laws are back for Coal Bank, Molas passes

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for Telluride, Silverton, Rico and Hesperus until 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Road conditions cleared enough Tuesday for...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Molas, Coal Bank passes break snowfall record

Coal Bank and Molas passes, between Durango and Silverton, have received more snow this month than any other January since at least 1993, when the Colorado Avalanche Information Center began...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway 550 mountain passes stay closed overnight Saturday

Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes stayed closed overnight Saturday, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. It was too dangerous for crews to do avalanche mitigation on U.S....

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain and Wolf Creek passes closed

A slow-moving winter storm drenched Durango and blanketed higher elevations with snow Thursday, closing five mountain passes for most of the day in Southwest Colorado. Two of the passes, Red...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Passes near Durango experiencing wintry conditions

At 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, the Colorado Department of Transportation said passenger vehicles must have snow tires, chains or four-wheel drive vehicles to go over Coal Bank and Molas passes. Both passes...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vehicle crash on Coal Bank Pass temporarily closes lane on Highway 550

A vehicle crash Sunday morning temporarily closed one lane of U.S. Highway 550 at Coal Bank Pass. Traffic was alternating through a single lane at mile marker 58, but both lanes were clear just...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Speed a factor in fatal motorcycle crash

High speed appears to have played a role in a motorcycle crash that killed a Durango man Sunday evening on Coal Bank Pass , the Colorado State Patrol said. John Demarest, 60, was northbound on U.S....

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcyclist dies in crash on Coal Bank Pass

A motorcyclist died Sunday evening from injuries sustained in a crash on Coal Bank Pass on U.S. Highway 550. Colorado State Patrol Cpt. Adrian Driscoll said John B. Demarest II appeared to have...

DATE: June 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass reopens Sunday afternoon as Durango digs out after four days of snow

UPDATE 3:55 After closing for avalanche control work Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 reopened, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced on social media. Since the series of storms...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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