US 550 Rockslides

NEWS
8:19 am
Wed February 26, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  Newcast

  • A new ballot measure would amend the state constitution to allow local governments to restrict where oil and gas drilling happens

  • Silverton assesses the economic damage done by the massive rockslide that closed US 550 for weeks this winter

  • There are fewer hunters and fishermen in Colorado than 10 years ago

  • Marble to allow retail marijuana shops

NEWS
8:22 am
Wed January 29, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Headlines

  •   PILT Program Will Be Included in Farm Bill
  • Progress Made on Rockslide Work, US 550 Closed Through Rest of Week
  • Avalanche Forecasting: Making Good Choices, or Getting Lucky?
  • Sounds of the High Country - The Rise of Edible Forests in the West

NEWS
1:20 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

US 550 Remains Closed, Netting Work To Continue Through Tuesday

A helicopter from Silverton Mountain drops safety provisions and supplies to crews on the mountain.
Credit Dan Bender/La Plata County Sheriff's Office

Update January 27: Technical climbing crews were on hand at the side of recent rockslides along Red Mountain Pass/US 550, installing wire cable netting to stabilize boulders that continue to plague the road below. 

The alternate route south toward Durango, Cortez and beyond is SH 62 to SH 145 through Telluride, and US 160.The Colorado Department of Transportation says that work will continue through at least Tuesday, and there's still no estimated time for when the road could re-open.

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