US 550 Passes to Remain Closed Overnight

SOUTHWEST COLORADO—Heavy snowfall and high winds have caused the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to maintain the closure of US Highway (US) 550 Red Mountain Pass, north of Durango until further notice.

The closure includes all three mountain passes: Red Mountain, Molas and Coal Bank—from Cascade, just north of Purgatory Ski Resort, to the town of Ouray. The adverse weather and high avalanche danger have created unsafe driving conditions for the traveling public.

Crews will attempt avalanche control work and snow removal operations Tuesday morning if weather conditions and visibility allow.

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