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.
Avalanche mitigation today along I-70 was successful! We targeted 13 separate slide paths in the Officer’s Gulch area. CDOT conducts avalanche control to reduce the chances of having slides occur naturally. Thank you for your patience. We are working to safely reopen the road. pic.twitter.com/oAQ7jHGt6k
— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) February 13, 2020
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