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Avalanche closes US Highway 6 near Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 1 vehicle caught

Colorado Department of Transportation crews work to excavate a path through the snow for a vehicle that was caught in an avalanche on U.S. Highway 6 over Loveland Pass on Wednesday, March 23.
Colorado Department of Transportation/Courtesy photo

3:38 p.m. CDOT crews successfully cleared the roadway and opened Highway 6.

1:37 p.m. One vehicle was involved in the avalanche, and CDOT created a path for the motorist to drive out. The department will continue conducting avalanche mitigation work throughout the day.

CDOT currently does not have an estimated time for Highway 6 over Loveland Pass to reopen.



11:20 a.m. An avalanche has closed U.S. Highway 6 near Arapahoe Basin Ski Area from mile points 220 to 229. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, both westbound and eastbound lanes are closed.

Summit County Rescue Group spokesperson Anna DeBattiste said search and rescue had initially been called to the scene but that they were told no one had been buried.




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