Travel Alert:  CO 17 Cumbres & La Manga Passes to CLOSE at 9:30 a.m. today

February 26, 2019 - Southwestern/South Central Colorado

CO Highway 17 Cumbres & La Manga Passes will be CLOSED beginning at 9:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, 2/26. Motorists traveling southwest of Antonito, toward New Mexico should be prepared for a lengthy closure of up to two hours.

This CO 17 closure is for the safety of the traveling public due to conditions resulting from recent significant snow accumulations. CDOT crews will conduct snow removal operations, including avalanche control work for much of the morning. 

Once the pass has reopened, travelers need to continue to drive with caution as snow removal operations will continue on the shoulders of the highway for the remainder of today and the next several days. Slow down and watch for workers and heavy equipment.