Winter maintenance and avalanche control operations were unexpectedly canceled Thursday afternoon on US 50 over Monarch Pass due to a vehicle parked in a “NO PARKING ZONE.”

Following the cancellation, CDOT urged backcountry travelers to be aware of “NO PARKING – NO STANDING” zones. Parking in these areas can be extremely hazardous and disrupt winter maintenance operations. It is also unlawful.

Meanwhile, avalanche mitigation efforts performed along I-70 Thursday morning were deemed as a success. Crews targeted 13 slide paths in the Officer’s Gulch Area.

Check CDOT’s Facebook, Twitter (@coloradodot) or for closures and delays on highways and roads across Colorado.

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