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Southwest CDOT Winter Operations Alert

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - Southwestern Colorado - CDOT will conduct avalanche control operations Monday morning, March 4, on several mountain passes.

US 160 WOLF CREEK PASS:   

US Highway 160 Wolf Creek Pass will be closed for avalanche mitigation beginning at 6:00 a.m. Motorists should expect a lengthy delay.   

Eastbound traffic (from Pagosa Springs) will be stopped near the chain up station at Treasure Falls, mile point (MP) 157. Skiers should arrive at this point before 6:00 a.m. in order to reach the ski area.

Westbound traffic (from South Fork) will be stopped at the pass summit, MP 167. Skiers traveling westbound will be able to reach the ski area throughout the day, since the closure point is west of the resort. 

US 550 MOUNTAIN CORRIDOR ― COAL BANK, MOLAS & RED MOUNTAIN PASSES:

Avalanche mitigation will take place on all three mountain passes, Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain. Motorists traveling on the US 550 mountain corridor between Durango and Ouray can expect lengthy delays beginning at 7:00 a.m. and continuing for much of Monday morning.

Northbound traffic will be stopped at Cascade, MP 53. Southbound traffic will be stopped south of Ouray, MP 92.

**Please note, closures and delays may last longer should unusual circumstances arise. 

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