First Closure: “Plow Operators Cannot See Their Blades”

2/22/23 Wednesday 8:40 am

Wednesday Morning Storm Update:

US 491 from just north of Cortez to Dove Creek (MP 30-65) is closed due to adverse conditions. CDOT Patrols are reporting zero visibility. Plow operators cannot see their blades. Colorado State Patrol reports winds are pushing parked CMVs. CDOT urges big rig drivers and passenger vehicle motorists traveling east from Monticello, UT to stop. Do not drive into Colorado. Driving conditions are treacherous.

Lisa Ann Schwantes

Regional Communications Manager, Region 5 Southwest Colorado

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