SH 65/Grand Mesa closed for avalanche mitigation today

March 2, 2015 - TRAVEL ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MESA COUNTY/GRAND MESA – Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews closed the gates to the Grand Mesa yesterday evening in preparation for avalanche mitigation of SH 65 today.

The gate at mile marker 28 near the Grand Mesa Lodge and the gate at mile marker 32 near Mesa Lake Lodge are closed. Motorists should expect the closure to last until mid-day today as crews conduct the mission and then plow any of the snow that could cover the road.

CDOT reminds motorists to consult the department’s traveler information tools for real-time updates:  

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  • Call 511 anywhere in Colorado for periodically updated road conditions;

  • Sign up for GovDelivery alerts;

  • Follow CDOT on Twitter and Facebook (though the latter will not provide the most up-to-date news and conditions).