U.S. Highway 550

Avalanche north of Silverton catches 2 skiers

Two backcountry skiers in the northern San Juan Mountains were caught and carried in an avalanche on Saturday, which buried U.S. Highway 550 north of Silverton on Red Mountain Pass, resulting in...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Northbound lane at Highway 550-Bondad Hill closed until Tuesday

One of two northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 500 near Bondad Hill will be closed until Tuesday because of a rockslide Sunday morning, a Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman said. There...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

No new snow expected for Durango during Snowdown

Heavy snowfall that closed Red Mountain Pass for most of the day Monday stayed too far north to benefit lower elevations of Southwest Colorado, including Cortez, Durango and Pagosa Springs. The...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s Main Avenue mobility plan complete

Making north Main Avenue more inviting for pedestrians and cyclists will require new lanes, intersection improvements and streetscaping. A recently completed mobility study of north Main Avenue...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phase one of Colorado’s U.S. 550 improvements complete

The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Monday that the first phase of safety improvements and restriping to U.S. Highway 550 are complete. Northbound travelers will find lanes have...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Semitrailer loaded with cows sows chaos on Camino del Rio

The intersection of Camino del Rio and U.S. Highway 550 near the DoubleTree Hotel became a bizarre and chaotic scene Sunday afternoon as emergency crews rushed to rescue about 80 cattle from a...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Remains found in U.S. 550 wreckage

Almost three months ago, Lyla (Folsom) Zamani left her mother’s Dolores home on a road trip toward Silverton. She was never heard from again. On Friday, her remains and crashed vehicle were found...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT making safety changes near Purgatory

Construction on U.S. Highway 550 will begin Monday on a project to make travel safer and communications better near Purgatory Resort. Drivers should expect single-lane closures and traffic shifts...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington man dies in motorcycle crash

The investigation is underway into a car accident that killed a Farmington man Sunday on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango. Michael Jakino, 64, was killed after the driver of a pickup crossed the...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Work to begin on Red Mountain Pass

If you’re planning to head over Red Mountain Pass in the near future, you need to know that delays and closures will be taking place. “The Colorado Department of Transportation has worked to...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck fire sends driver to hospital

A truck caught fire Tuesday night on Coal Bank Pass, sending the driver to the hospital for smoke inhalation and shutting down U.S. Highway 550 for more than an hour, emergency officials said...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rock blasting causes delays near Silverton

The Colorado Department of Transportation was doing minor rock blasting Wednesday about a half mile north of Silverton on U.S. Highway 550. Traffic was being held for about 15 minutes. The work is...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News