Red Mountain Pass

CDOT warns about undetonated bombs from avalanche mitigation

If you come across what looks like an explosive device in the San Juan Mountains this summer, don’t touch it. The Colorado Department of Transportation is getting the word out that some explosives...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Video: Flyover shows Red Mountain Pass buried by heavy snow, avalanches

Red Mountain Pass was closed for 19 days in March after heavy snow blanketed the highway in 3 to 4 feet of snow and triggered numerous avalanches that crossed the road. U.S. Highway 550 between...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass reopens after 20 days

After being closed nearly three weeks because of avalanche danger, U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass opened Friday morning. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | CATEGORY: Local News

Several mountain passes closed Friday morning in Southwest Colorado

Several mountain passes were closed Friday morning across Southwest Colorado for avalanche mitigation. Passes closed as of 5 a.m. Friday included: Coal Bank and Molas passes north of Durango on...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass to remain closed indefinitely

Red Mountain Pass will remain closed indefinitely as avalanche mitigation work over the weekend brought down more snow than anticipated, and crews will remain working to clear U.S. Highway 550 as...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain pass may open next week

Red Mountain pass will remain closed through the weekend as state crews work to clear the U.S. Highway 550 of snow and debris from avalanche mitigation done earlier this week. The Colorado...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass to remain closed indefinitely

Red Mountain Pass is closed indefinitely as a result of significant snowslides on both sides of the pass on U.S. Highway 550, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. “Avalanche...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche danger high in Colorado mountains after I-70 slide

DENVER – The avalanche danger in Colorado’s northern and central mountains was high Monday a day after a snow slide tumbled down a mountain and spilled across an interstate. The avalanche happened...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional 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

More snow expected Tuesday; Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio schools cancel classes

Blizzard-like conditions buried Southwest Colorado in another layer of fresh snow Monday, leading to chain laws on mountain passes, canceled flights at the Durango-La Plata County Airport and an...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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