Colorado Department of Transportation

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Ice expected to persist as a headache for Tuesday’s travelers

Icy conditions were expected to persist for a second day Tuesday morning around Durango, while heavy snow loads in the high country will contribute to avalanche danger. A backcountry skier...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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White Christmas brings icy roads, canceled flights

While Durangoans woke up to a postcard Christmas, snowplow crews for the city of Durango, La Plata County and the Colorado Department of Transportation were on the job starting in the early morning...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Will Durango wake up to a white Christmas?

The beautiful weather during the day Christmas Eve belied the precipitation predicted to begin falling Saturday night. “A winter weather advisory is in effect in Durango, and we’re expecting the...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Resorts get wet, fast-riding snow as storm stretches into Friday morning

The first of two winter storms arrived in Southwest Colorado early Thursday. Here’s the latest on the storm and weather-related issues: Update 10:35 p.m. The source of Thursday night’s electric...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Red Mountain Pass opens

As of Sunday afternoon, Red Mountain Pass has reopened after the most recent snowstorm closed the highway between Silverton and Ouray after an avalanche covered about 200 feet of U.S. Highway 550....

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Red Mountain Pass remains closed

The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Saturday afternoon that Red Mountain Pass is likely to remain closed through Sunday. “There is low visibility and blowing snow north of the...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Snow flying on mountain passes north of Durango

Snow started flying Thursday afternoon north of Durango on Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes, and a winter storm warning was issued for higher elevations in Southwest Colorado and the...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Forecasters say approaching storm is a wet one

Beginning Thursday night, a Pacific storm is expected to wring itself out like a wet towel over Southwest Colorado, bringing up to 2 feet of snow to the San Juan Mountains. The moisture will appear...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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

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Black ice leads to crashes in southeast La Plata County

A mix of fog and cold air caused flash freezing Tuesday morning on a two-mile stretch of Colorado Highway 151, resulting is six traffic crashes near Tiffany, in southeast La Plata County. When the...

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

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Montezuma County, CDOT plan to close Road BB at U.S. Highway 491

The intersection of Montezuma County Road BB and U.S. Highway 491 is reportedly one of the most dangerous in the state, and officials plan to change that by eliminating it. Under a preliminary plan...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County agrees to adopt historic Bedrock bridge

Durango has the notorious Bridge to Nowhere. Montezuma County may soon have a historic bridge to somewhere else. The Colorado Department of Transportation has offered to donate to the county a...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News