DENVER (CBS4) – Avalanche danger remains a big concern in Colorado’s high country.
Earlier this week a snow slide crushed a cabin on Vail Pass. Nobody was injured.READ MORE: Boulder, Fox And Aggie Theaters Ask For Proof Of COVID Vaccine Or Negative COVID Test
So far in 2017, more than 400 avalanches have been recorded in the Colorado Rockies and they’ve forcing more road closures on Saturday.
The Colorado Department of Transportation had to close Highway 550 north of Durango because of multiple avalanches.READ MORE: Debris Flow Onto I-70 Was So Powerful, It Diverted The Flow Of The Colorado River
Lizard Head Pass was also close but has since reopened after avalanche cleanup work.
Truck driver Edward Nielson posted video on YouTube after a white-knuckle drive through Vail Pass showing semi drivers getting stuck. He comments that they aren’t using chains.
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