CBS Denver

OURAY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Transportation has reopened Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass after conducting avalanche mitigation following a slide on Sunday night.

(credit: CDOT) (credit: CDOT)

The original slide occurred on the road midway between Ouray and Silverton on the border between Ouray and San Juan counties.

“It was about 6 feet high and 200 feet long on the highway center line,” Nancy Shanks with CDOT said in a statement. “Crews closed the road, cleared the slide, escorted waiting traffic through and fully closed the pass again at midnight.”

(credit: CDOT) (credit: CDOT)

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