US 160 & CO 12/Spring FIRE UPDATE

June 30, 2018 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - US 160 to Remain Closed, CO 12 Closed

SOUTHWEST and SOUTHEAST COLORADO ― Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), along with Colorado State Patrol, have closed northbound and southbound CO 12 from County Road 420 (mp 7) in La Veta to the summit of Cuchara Pass (mp 22.5), as the Spring Fire continues to move east. US 160 will remain closed from Fort Garland (mile point 258) to La Veta (mile point 294) due to heavy smoke, poor visibility and active fire on both sides of highway. The closure is in place for both east and westbound traffic, over La Veta Pass.

Travelers should consider alternate routes, including CO 17, north from Alamosa to US 50 at Poncha Springs, east to Pueblo and I-25.

CDOT is urging the public to steer clear of the closure points on US Highway (US) 160 and CO 12. Motorists should be aware there is no stopping, parking, or standing outside of vehicles along the highway shoulder near the highway.