CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. (KREX) — Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be performing avalanche mitigation operations on US 50 Monarch Pass starting Thursday, January 6. Motorists will encounter a lengthy delay of at least two hours. However, please be aware this delay may be extended should unusual circumstances arise.

Eastbound traffic will be stopped near Sargents, MP 190. Westbound traffic will be stopped just east of Monarch Ski Area, MP 205.

Regional travelers and ski area visitors should plan ahead. If you plan to travel to the area you are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts, avalanche conditions, anticipated travel impacts, and current road conditions prior to hitting the road.