U.S. Highway 550

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

Cleared of mud, County Road 203 is fully reopen

Here’s the latest on the rain and mudslides in the Animas Valley. 5 p.m. La Plata County Road 203 was cleared of mud, silt and some debris and fully reopened around 4 p.m., said Butch Knowlton,...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Additional homes placed on pre-evacuation notice

The latest from the fire: 6:15 p.m. More homes were placed on pre-evacuation Sunday north of Hermosa despite favorable weather conditions, including an afternoon rain shower on the 2,255-acre blaze...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car almost drops off Red Mountain Pass

A driver from Minnesota had a close call last week when his car almost went off a sheer cliff, which drops hundreds of feet, on Red Mountain Pass. According to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT plans to break ground next year on interchange project

Work to connect the Bridge to Nowhere with U.S. Highway 550 could start in 2019, state highway officials say. The $99.6 million realignment of the highway will eliminate Farmington Hill, a steep...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Tow truck driver slides off Molas Pass on icy roads

One person was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon after the truck he was driving rolled off the side of Molas Pass at the Lime Creek curve. The driver, Don Curnow of Animas Towing & Recovery,...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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