Berthoud Pass reopens after closure due to snow

CDOT cameras on Berthoud Pass show slushy roads on the afternoon of Nov. 20. Image

On Nov. 21 at 12:50 p.m., Colorado Department of Transportation closed Berthoud Pass on U.S. Highway 40 due to adverse weather conditions. By 1:54 p.m., the road had reopened. Conditions remain slick on the pass, and the National Weather Service of Denver/Boulder has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the Winter Park area for today.

According to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, the closure was caused by incidents on the Clear Creek County side of Berthoud Pass. At this time of year, accidents can be prevalent as drivers adjust to winter road conditions.

“The road conditions that we have all experienced over the past 24 hours are a reminder that winter is here,” stated Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin. “We encourage everyone to slow down, increase your following distances and make sure that your vehicle is equipped with adequate tires and prepared for winter driving conditions.”

To stay updated on the most current road conditions and weather advisories, visit and Weather.Gov/Bou.

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