Blizzard Conditions On the Roads

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

A warning from the National Weather Service to pass along tonight,
forecasters say there are blizzard conditions in the southwest part of the state through midnight tonight.

Ice and snowpacked roads, along with wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour in the San Juans could make driving treacherous and lead to whiteouts.

A 1,000 foot wide avalanche has closed US 550 at Silverton.

Weather is also making the roads impassible at Red Mountain Pass on US 550 and Colorado 145 at Lizard Head Pass. No word on when those roads will reopen.

Loveland pass is also closed and forecasters say the high winds could span as far east as Georgetown.

Highway 65 on the Grand Mesa is closed south of Powderhorn because of the potential of an avalanche. CDOT says it should reopen tomorrow afternoon.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 14622272 -
Gray Television, Inc.