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Wolf Creek Pass to open 6 a.m. Saturday

The Colorado Department of Transportation will reopen U.S. 160 over Wolf Creek Pass tomorrow morning (Saturday, June 29) at 6 a.m. to all traffic. The road closure began on June 20 at 2:21 p.m. due to area fires. Until the highway reopens, motorists will continue to use the alternate southern route between Alamosa and Pagosa Springs is U.S. 285 from Alamosa to NM 17 (Cumbres/La Manga Pass) to U.S. 84 into Pagosa Springs.

 The multi-agency/multi-jurisdictional incident command team determined that, barring any major change in fire behavior, the reopening of the highway could move forward as planned. Because conditions could change, all travelers are urged to check road conditions (www.cotrip.org) before each planned trip. Notifications regarding a reopening of SH 149 will continue to be posted as well.

Colo. 149, between South Fork and Creede (a 22-mile stretch) has been closed since June 21 at 9 a.m. The alternate route from east to west is U.S. 285 from Monte Vista to Colo. 114 (North Pass), to U.S. 50 at Montrose and then U.S. 550 to Durango.

PLEASE NOTE: It is possible that US 160 may need to be closed again, depending upon fire activity. Travelers must check CDOT’s traveler information site at www.cotrip.org before making travel plans.

Information about this fire and other incidents nationwide is available at www.inciweb.org.

This story was posted on June 28, 2013.