Highway 550

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7:02 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Landslide Causes Economic Problems For Ouray

In January a massive landslide closed Highway 550 through Red Mountain Pass. The pass reopened in March, but closed again on a limited basis in late April so crews could continue repairs.
Credit Laura Palmisano

In January a massive landslide closed Highway 550 through Red Mountain Pass for a month while crews cleared debris. 

That stretch of Colorado’s Million Dollar Highway connects the city of Ouray to the town of Silverton. Construction on the highway resumed in April to repair damage and place chain covers over the areas most susceptible to rock movement.

Last week, Ouray declared a state of economic emergency as a result of the natural disaster.

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