the republic logo

Red Mountain Pass back open after getting over 2 feet of snow since weekend

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

DENVER — Red Mountain Pass in southwestern Colorado is back open after getting over 2 feet of snow from the storm that started over the weekend.

The road between Ouray and Silverton closed Sunday night and re-opened Tuesday. The Durango Herald (http://bit.ly/1SXZ9Nj ) reports that road crews fired a World War II howitzer to trigger avalanches along the roadway to prevent natural slides.

The snow has moved out of Colorado but many schools are still closed in the Colorado Springs area and on the Eastern Plains.

All highways on the Plains have reopened, including Interstate 70.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2016 The Republic, a publication of AIM Media Indiana unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.