WINTER PARK, Colo. (CBS4)– Avalanche control work shut down Highway 40 over Berthoud Pass for a while on Thursday.
Crews with the Colorado Department of Transportation worked to clear the snow slide from the highway after they conducted avalanche control work around 8:30 a.m.READ MORE: Denver Metro Area Water Parks Announce Summer Opening Dates
The highway was closed for about three hour during the cleanup of the snow slide.READ MORE: COVID Restrictions: Summit County To Remain In Level Yellow Until The End Of May
There were a total of four chutes in the area called the Stanley chute. All but one managed to reach the road but were easily cleaned up.MORE NEWS: Minority Health Month Focuses On Underserved Communities In Colorado
Crews regularly trigger avalanches in that area to prevent spontaneous avalanches from happening and possibly putting lives at risk.