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US 50 closures Friday, just east of Gunnison, Monarch Pass

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GUSSISON COUNTY: Monarch Pass– Closures are taking place along US 50 just east of Gunnison Friday.

Helicopter operations will be taking place for the final installation of new avalanche remote control equipment above Monarch Pass.

The work will require periodic closures of eastbound and westbound lanes on the highway, just north of the Monarch ski area between mile points 201 and 202.

The Colorado Department of transportation says delays could last anywhere from a half-hour to an hour.

Anyone driving in the areas is encouraged to allow extra travel time.

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