Molas Pass

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 | UPDATED: 3 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Travel advisories take effect as storm enters Southwest Colorado

Travel advisories are in effect on Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes as a snowstorm entered the region Monday afternoon. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, chains or...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alpine passage connects Molas to Coal Bank

The trail system from Molas Pass to Coal Bank Pass, closed during the 416 Fire, reopened with celebratory fanfare. Cross-state hikers on the Colorado Trail are now completing journeys from Denver...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Silverton tow truck driver recounts plunge off mountain pass

It started out as a routine call for Donnie Curnow, owner of Animas Towing in Silverton. On Wednesday afternoon, May 2, a fierce spring storm hit the high San Juans and a motorist slid off U.S....

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mix of snow and rain soak Southwest Colorado

A wet southern storm that collided with cool northern air failed to produce as much snow as expected Monday night and Tuesday morning in the San Juan Mountains north of Durango. Highway officials...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | 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

Smooth sailing on Molas Pass with completion of crib wall

Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Rock and Co. announced Thursday that crews have completed construction of two under-highway, downhill retaining walls, known as crib walls, on...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Molas Pass road work on track for October completion

A road improvement project on U.S. Highway 550 just south of Silverton is on schedule for completion in mid-October, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. The project was...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton man encounters lynx on Molas Pass

Silverton resident Dave Fiddler has been driving between Silverton and Durango for 26 years, but unlike other commuters, he never sees anything interesting – a car crash, scenic wildlife or an...

DATE: March 2, 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

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