Crews to Conduct Avalanche Control Operations on US 550 North of Durango Feb. 2

SOUTHWEST COLORADO—On Thursday, Feb. 2, motorists can expect delays while traveling on US Highway 550 between Durango and Silverton as CDOT conducts avalanche control operations to trigger potential snow slides. The impacted area is just east of Lime Creek, approximately 10 miles north of Purgatory Ski Resort.

From 10 a.m. to noon, travelers will encounter intermittent delays of up to one hour.


Road and weather conditions are available by dialing 511, 303-639-1111, or visiting COtrip. Available on/from the COtrip site are:

The traveling public may also visit the CDOT website, sign up for GovDelivery alerts, and follow CDOT on Twitter and Facebook. (Note: The latter may not provide the most up-to-date news and conditions.)