Colorado Department of Transportation

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CDOT hosts open house Thursday on highway improvements

Herald Staff Report An open house to provide information about an upcoming highway improvement project on U.S. Highways 160 and 550 through Durango is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. The Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez man who died in crash with snowplow identified

A 50-year-old man from Cortez has been identified as the driver who died Sunday after his vehicle collided with a Colorado Department of Transportation snowplow near Dolores. Colorado State Patrol...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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1 dead in snowplow-truck collision on Colorado 184

One person was killed Sunday afternoon when a truck collided with a Colorado Department of Transportation snowplow on Colorado Highway 184 near Dolores. Colorado State Patrol spokesman Tim...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Snow slides onto U.S. Highway 550 near Lime Creek Road

A small snow “slip” landed on part of U.S. Highway 550 near Lime Creek Road on Tuesday, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is cautioning motorists of the increased risk of snowslides as...

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

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Durango Police make 11 DUI arrests during Snowdown weekend

Local law enforcement agencies followed suit with statewide efforts to ramp up DUI enforcement for the Super Bowl weekend, which just so happened to coincide with Snowdown. Across the state, the...

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

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Colorado legislators seek common ground on transportation funding

DENVER – Democratic leadership in the Colorado House of Representatives drew a line in the sand Wednesday on what they will or will not sacrifice in the quest to resolve the state’s transportation...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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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