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US 550 to Remain Closed This Afternoon for Accident Vehicle Recover

April 22, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - No estimated time for reopening – please check www.cotrip.org.

OURAY COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation closed US 550 Red Mountain Pass this morning at 8:30 a.m. to enable Ouray County Mtn. Rescue to recover a body from the canyon floor at mile point 89.1 (4 miles south of Ouray). The public information officer for Ouray County is Marti Whitmore (970) 626-3302.

Now (12:30 p.m.), the Colorado State Patrol is mobilizing a towing company to recover the vehicle. There is no estimated time for a reopening of the roadway; as soon as this is known, CDOT will post the information at www.cotrip.org

CDOT PROJECT INFORMATION:  For information on CDOT roadway projects statewide, log on to www.cotrip.org or call 511 from anywhere in the state. To receive real-time updates about road conditions in your area, visit www.codot.gov and click on the envelop icon at the bottom of the page. Information about weekly lane closures is also available at www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html.

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