Red Mountain Pass reopens 24 hours after rockslide

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Red Mountain Pass reopens 24 hours after rockslide

Highway crews assessing damage from Sunday's weather event
Parts of Red Mountain Pass south of Ouray on U.S. Highway 550 were covered in 4 to 10 feet of rock and mud after heavy rains Sunday.
Up to 4 feet of mud and rock covered U.S. Highway 550 about 2 miles south of Ouray on Sunday. The highway remained closed Monday while crews assessed damage to the highway.
A snowplow is used to clear mud on Red Mountain Pass, south of Ouray, where debris covered the highway in 4 to 10 feet of mud and rock.
Heavy equipment was used to clear U.S. Highway 550 of mud and rock Sunday and Monday south of Ouray.
A cribwall that supports U.S. Highway 550 was damaged Sunday from one of the more significant rock slides that occurred on Red Mountain Pass south of Ouray.

Red Mountain Pass reopens 24 hours after rockslide

Parts of Red Mountain Pass south of Ouray on U.S. Highway 550 were covered in 4 to 10 feet of rock and mud after heavy rains Sunday.
Up to 4 feet of mud and rock covered U.S. Highway 550 about 2 miles south of Ouray on Sunday. The highway remained closed Monday while crews assessed damage to the highway.
A snowplow is used to clear mud on Red Mountain Pass, south of Ouray, where debris covered the highway in 4 to 10 feet of mud and rock.
Heavy equipment was used to clear U.S. Highway 550 of mud and rock Sunday and Monday south of Ouray.
A cribwall that supports U.S. Highway 550 was damaged Sunday from one of the more significant rock slides that occurred on Red Mountain Pass south of Ouray.
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