- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Red Mountain Pass in southwest Colorado has reopened after crews cleared an avalanche that left a debris pile 6 feet deep and 200 feet long.

Nancy Shanks, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Transportation, says U.S. Highway 550 south of Ouray reopened at about 5 p.m. Tuesday and that avalanche mitigation work went well.

The avalanche was triggered Sunday night. No injuries were reported.

The Durango Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1sFZk0g ) the pass had already been scheduled to close Monday morning for avalanche control work.

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Information from: Durango Herald, https://www.durangoherald.com

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