UPDATE: Berthoud Pass reopens following Tuesday avalanche mitigation
March 5, 2019
UPDATE 12:20 p.m.: Berthoud Pass has now reopened after successful mitigation work, according to Bob Wilson, CDOT Statewide Communications Manager. Wesbound Interstate 70 at the Empire Junction remains closed.
Berthoud Pass will be closed to travelers for the next five to 10 hours, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Avalanche mitigation work will be taking place along the route, which is one of the thoroughfares from Interstate 70 into Winter Park and Grand County.
Drivers are to expect lengthy delays and are advised to avoid the area if all possible.
Public Service Announcement
Per CDOT, Berthoud Pass will be closed for avalanche mitigation for the next 5 to 10 hours. Please expect long delays and avoid the area if at all possible.
— Grand County OEM (@GrandCountyOEM) March 5, 2019