U.S. Highway 550

Aztec woman dies in U.S. Highway 550 crash

A 47-year-old Aztec woman died Wednesday morning after a crash on U.S. Highway 550 near the Colorado-New Mexico state line. New Mexico State Police said in a news release the crash was reported...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcyclist crashes on U.S. 550

A motorcyclist from the Front Range suffered serious injuries Friday morning after crashing between Molas Pass and Silverton on U.S. Highway 550. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jeff Chmielewski said...

DATE: July 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT announces Highway 550 closures for Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

The Colorado Department of Transportation will close U.S. Highway 550 between Purgatory Resort and Silverton from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday to accommodate cyclists during the Iron Horse...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Land purchase ensures Bridge to Nowhere can connect to Hwy. 550

The Colorado Department of Transportation and the owners of property needed to realign U.S. Highway 550 in Grandview reached a $2.5 million settlement in a lawsuit last week allowing highway...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT says resurfaced highways held up during tough winter

The Colorado Department of Transportation says sections of U.S. highways 160 and 550 that were resurfaced two years ago in Durango held up well during the harsh winter, despite cracks and potholes...

DATE: April 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy shot in high-speed car chase expected to fully recover

A San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was shot early Tuesday in a high-speed car chase came within “a half of an inch” of a possibly fatal injury after trying to prevent a suicidal woman...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car chase north of Durango ends in woman’s death

A high-speed car chase that started in La Plata County ended early Tuesday with a woman’s death, according to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office posted to its Facebook page...

DATE: April 2, 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

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 | 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

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