Colorado Department of Transportation

Red Mountain Pass could be closed for another two weeks

Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 could be closed for two more weeks as crews work around the clock to dig out the road from heavy snowfall and avalanches. The pass between Silverton and Ouray...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

High avalanche danger closes county roads near Silverton

The town of Silverton and San Juan County have closed all travel on county roads because of high avalanche danger and are strongly encouraging people to avoid recreating in the backcountry. In a...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado sees record avalanche activity

Avalanches are coming down at a historic rate across Colorado. In Southwest Colorado alone, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center has recorded nearly 170 slides since Dec. 1 – and that’s just...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drivers dodge, swerve and – #$@%*! – to avoid potholes

Wet weather and freezing temperatures are wreaking havoc on roads across the region, taking a toll on vehicles. Drivers are forced to dodge potholes on both sides of the road for about half a mile...

DATE: March 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass to close at noon Monday

U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass will be closed starting at noon Monday as crews conduct avalanche control work and clear snow from the road. The Colorado Department of Transportation sent out...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche closes U.S. 550 at Red Mountain Pass

A avalanche about 10 miles north of Silverton closed U.S. Highway 550 at mile marker 80. The road has since reopened. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman with the Colorado Department of Transportation,...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mitigating avalanches no easy task on San Juan Skyway

On the morning of March 5, 1992, a massive avalanche tumbled down a slide path on Red Mountain Pass just south of Ouray, burying two Colorado Department of Transportation employees. The pair were...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT awarded $1.25 million for Red Mountain Pass work

The Colorado Department of Transportation on Wednesday was awarded $1.25 million to pay back funds used to repair U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass from rock and mudslide damage in summer 2018....

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four mountain passes to close Thursday morning for avalanche blasting

The Colorado Department of Transportation is preparing to close mountain passes north and east of Durango to mitigate for avalanches in the high country. Wolf Creek Pass east of Durango and Coal...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Pass reopens after avalanche mitigation

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...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowslide hits Colorado Highway 145 near Trout Lake; avalanche threat ‘high’

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting avalanche mitigation today on Colorado Highway 145 from north of Rico to Ophir. The highway could have intermittent closures of 30 minutes or...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

CDOT: Don’t park in avalanche areas

Backcountry skiers and snowboarders: Don’t park your car in avalanche paths. That’s the message from the Colorado Department of Transportation. With recent storms blanketing the San Juan Mountains...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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