US 550 will remain open Saturday while CMV recovery operation takes place

Travel Advisory

June 1, 2024 - Southwestern Colorado - Travelers are urged to use caution while crews work beside the road

Southwest Colorado — US Highway 550, at Cascade Creek (Mile Point 51) will remain open Saturday, June 1 to travelers between Durango and Silverton. The highway was scheduled to be closed for several hours today however, crews determined the highway could remain open during most of the tow operations. Motorists are urged to slow down and use caution while driving past the work zone, crews, and heavy equipment located approximately 2 miles north of Purgatory.

Motorists can expect brief closures and delays on Saturday to allow for safe recovery of the semi-trailer.

On May 29, US 550 was closed from approximately 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. while emergency personnel responded to the scene of the semi-trailer hauling pipe that had gone off the roadway and into Cascade Creek. The truck remained at the crash site until a specialized heavy tow company was available.

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