U.S. Highway 550

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

Mountain passes begin to reopen Wednesday in Southwest Colorado

Some mountain passes in the Southwest Colorado reopened Wednesday afternoon as the latest winter storm moves through the region. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 22 hours ago | 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 work will cause delays Monday on S.W. Colorado passes

The Colorado Department of Transportation cautioned drivers Sunday night that avalanche mitigation work will cause delays on U.S. Highway 160 at Wolf Creek Pass and in the U.S. 550 mountain...

DATE: March 3, 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

Red Mountain Pass reopens after crash recovery

A Silverton man who went missing last week was found dead Tuesday after his car was discovered 600 feet off Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 between Silverton and Ouray. Lisa Schwantes,...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rolled truck was off approved routes for hazardous materials

A truck driver who crashed south of Silverton earlier this week, spilling an unknown amount of chemicals along U.S. Highway 550, has been cited with transporting hazardous materials on a route not...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck rollover closes Highway 550 for more than 24 hours

U.S. Highway 550 was closed for more than 24 hours after a truck hauling hazardous material crashed Wednesday night on Molas Pass, south of Silverton. It was possible the highway would reopen by 11...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman dies in motorcycle crash south of Silverton

A 58-year-old Bayfield woman died in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash Thursday morning 7 miles south of Silverton on U.S. Highway 550. Kathryn Tucker was traveling northbound on a 2013...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mudslides close U.S. Highway 550 briefly north of Durango

U.S. Highway 550 closed briefly Thursday afternoon between Honeyville and the intersection with East Animas Road (County Road 250) for mudslides triggered by heavy rains on the 416 Fire burn scar...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewer line repairs on U.S. Highway 550/160 expected to extend to the weekend

A sewer line that broke Friday near Santa Rita Park is expected to cause traffic delays at least until this weekend. The city of Durango issued a news release Monday morning that said utilities...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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