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― Highway Travel Alert― US 160 Wolf Creek Pass opened at approximately 11:20 a.m

Motorists can expect brief delays and one-lane alternating traffic Southwest Colorado— Colorado Department of Transportation opened US Highway 160 between Pagosa Springs and South Fork shortly before 12 p.m. (noon) on Monday, January 29. Motorists will encounter one-lane alternating traffic while crews continue to clear rock fall debris. 

A rock fall caused US 160 Wolf Creek Pass to be impassable for approximately 2.5 hours on Monday morning. 
Know Before You GoTravelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:Road conditions and travel information: COtrip.org Download the COtrip Planner app: bit.ly/COtripappSign up for project or travel alerts: bit.ly/COnewsalertsSee scheduled construction lane closures: bit.ly/laneclosuresConnect with @ColoradoDOT on social media: TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube. Remember: Slow For The Cone ZoneThe following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits. Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected. Watch for workers. Drive with caution. Don’t change lanes unnecessarily. Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones. Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you. Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones. Expect delays, especially during peak travel times. Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you. Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so. Be patient!Download the COtrip App! The free COtrip Planner mobile app was designed to meet the growing trend of information on mobile and tablet devices for the traveling public. The COtrip Planner app provides statewide, real-time traffic information, and works on mobile devices that operate on the iOS and Android platforms. Visit the Google Play Store (Android devices) or the Apple Store (iOS devices) to download!  

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