U.S. Highway 550

Red Mountain Pass fully reopens after Monday morning crash

Red Mountain Pass was closed or partially blocked for about three hours Monday for a rollover truck crash north of the summit. The closure occurred about 8:25 a.m. near mile marker 89 on U.S....

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Making (Highway 550) connections

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian’s death on U.S. Highway 550 ruled a suicide

The driver of a vehicle that killed a female pedestrian on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango last week will not be charged after authorities determined that the woman’s death was a suicide. The...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian killed on U.S. Highway 550 is identified

Authorities have identified the pedestrian hit and killed by a car Thursday night on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango as a 37-year-old woman from New Mexico. The crash was reported around 8:15...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian killed on Hwy. 550 north of Durango

A car hit and killed a pedestrian Thursday night on U.S. Highway 550, north of Durango. Colorado State Patrol Master Trooper Gary Cutler said the crash was reported around 8:15 p.m. at about...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

21-year-old Durango woman killed in U.S. Highway 550 crash

A 21-year-old woman from Durango was killed about 10:30 p.m. Friday when her vehicle went off the road after attempting a pass in traffic. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said Elizabeth...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement identifies man killed in U.S. Highway 550 crash

A 38-year-old Texas man died Sunday night after driving off U.S. Highway 550, about 9 miles north of the Colorado-New Mexico border. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said authorities...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass reopens after mudslides

U.S. Highway 550’s Red Mountain Pass between Silverton and Ouray has reopened as of 4:45 p.m. after debris and mudslides closed the highway for a short time Monday. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Biggest project’ about to break ground in Southwest Colorado

Work on the final phase to connect the “Bridge to Nowhere” to U.S. Highway 550 atop Farmington Hill is scheduled to begin in early August, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation....

DATE: July 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver tumbles 95 feet down embankment, cliff on U.S. Highway 550 near Molas Pass

A 57-year-old man from Oklahoma was cited for careless driving after driving off U.S. Highway 550 near Molas Pass, rolling 95 feet down an embankment and off a cliff. Colorado State Patrol Trooper...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road work causes delays on U.S. Highway 550’s Molas Pass

Drivers should expect delays when traveling over Molas Pass on U.S. Highway 550 between Durango and Silverton for the next two days. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Armed man arrested after 50-mile chase north of Durango

An armed man has been arrested on suspicion of leading law enforcement on a 50-mile chase over two mountain passes from Silverton to Hermosa with speeds reaching 97 mph. After eluding two sets of...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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