US 550 Red Mountain Pass Closed

July 8, 2018 - Highway to remain closed due to rock slides  

US 550 Closed

SOUTHEAST COLORADO—CDOT has closed US Highway 550 Red Mountain Pass due to several rock slides. Earlier this evening, heavy rains in the high country resulted in flooding and debris flows onto the roadway.

Due to additional incoming inclement weather and crews continuing to work clearing the roadway, US 550 will remain closed until further notice. CDOT maintenance patrols and law enforcement will ensure anyone recreating in the backcountry is escorted off the highway.

Since earlier in the evening, crews have been working to clear rock slides, as much as 4 feet deep, which have occurred due to rains. The debris flows have taken place between mile points 88 and 90, about two miles south of Ouray.

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