CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The top portion of the Mount Evans Highway will close for the season after the Labor Day holiday.
The Colorado Department of Transportation will close the top portion of State Highway 5 for the winter on Sept. 2 at 8 a.m.READ MORE: Man Shot, Killed After Entering Douglas County Home With Gun
CDOT closes the five-mile segment from Summit Lake to the top of Mount Evans the day after Labor Day per their agreement with the U.S. Forest Service. The top of Mount Evans is 14,264 feet.READ MORE: Straight Creek Fire Fully Contained, Local Crews To Continue Monitoring
The remaining 10 miles of the Mount Evans Highway from Echo Lake to Summit Lake will remain open until early October unless weather creates adverse driving conditions.MORE NEWS: Denver Prepares To Open Center To Help Student Excel In Athletics & Studies
Information regarding the opening and closing of seasonal highways in Colorado is available on the cotrip.org website or by calling 511. Updates also are offered via email and text.