SOUTH CENTRAL TRAVEL ADVISORY ― Avalanche Control Work Set for US 50 Monarch Pass

January 18, 2019 - Southwestern/South Central Colorado

Travelers can expect a lengthy delay beginning at 5 p.m. Webcam Image: High winds and blowing snow have created hazardous driving conditions and heightened avalanche threat across Colorado. This photo of US 50 Monarch Pass was captured on the COtrip website earlier this afternoon around 1:00 p.m.  

SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO ― The Colorado Department of Transportation is warning motorists in south-central Colorado that they will encounter a lengthy delay if traveling on US Highway 50 Monarch Pass this evening, Friday, January 18. Partnering agencies, CDOT and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, have determined avalanche control operations are required to keep Monarch Pass safe for the traveling public.

Avalanche control work will begin at 5:00 p.m. Motorists will experience a delay of up to two hours. However, this delay may last longer should unusual circumstances arise.

Eastbound traffic will be stopped near Sargents, mile point (MP) 190. Westbound traffic will be stopped near Maysville, MP 209.5.