Rockslide covers County Road 17

Plaindealer Staff Report

Reported by the Ouray County Emergency Management office earlier today, a large rockslide has obstructed passage on County Road 17 about three miles north of Ouray. The road will be closed until further notice, but will not affect traffic flow on US 550. 

Red Mountain Pass closed for undetermined amount of time

US 550 Red Mountain Pass will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time due to the significant snow triggered on South Red Mountain. More than a half mile of snow slabs, 10 to 30 ft. deep in some areas, have fallen onto the highway. The snow slide includes an extensive amount of debris, limbs, trees. Extra equipment is needed and has been called in from others areas to clear the highway.