by Tori Sheets
An avalanche clogged Red Mountain Pass on Friday at about 7 p.m., and Colorado Department of Transportation closed the highway to traffic for about two days.
According to a press release from CDOT the avalanche covered about a 200 foot stretch of the road. Crews were not able to clear the slide immediately so the pass was closed.
The pass reopened Sunday around noon.
Ouray received a whopping 21.9 inches of snow during the weekend storm and Ridgway received 13.9 inches.
According to the National Weather Service, Ouray County could receive more snow on Thursday as well as on Saturday and on Christmas Day. Travelers can get up to date road conditions at cotrip.org.