McClure Pass reopens after avalanche |

McClure Pass reopens after avalanche

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

MARBLE, Colo. ” Highway 133 over McClure Pass reopened at 5 p.m. Monday after an avalanche closed it for most of the day.

Commercial vehicles and vans with a capacity for 16 or more passengers were required to use chains, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

A snow slide buried the road at mile marker 40 near the top of the pass. Crews had to be cautious about clearing the snow because of the potential threat of other avalanches, according to CDOT spokeswoman Nancy Shanks. The crews planned to trigger other avalanches, if necessary, then plow the road, she said.

No further information was available Monday on what work was required to open the road, near Marble and south of Carbondale.

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