Three vehicles caught in Berthoud Pass avalanche; no injuries

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U.S. 40 near Berthoud Pass. Photo credit: Colorado Department of Transportation

U.S. 40 near Berthoud Pass. Photo credit: Colorado Department of Transportation

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BERTHOUD PASS, Colo. -- Three vehicles were involved in an avalanche Friday that forced the closure of U.S. 40 over Berthoud Pass, CDOT reported.

The avalanche occurred about 3 p.m. four miles east of Winter Park at mile marker 237. There were no injuries, CDOT said.

U.S. 40 is closed from mile marker 235 to mile marker 249 indefinitely. US 40 reopened to traffic around 8:30 p.m. Friday.

  • U.S. 40 near Berthoud Pass. Photo credit: Colorado Department of Transportation
  • U.S. 40 near Berthoud Pass. Photo credit: Colorado Department of Transportation
  • U.S. 40 near Berthoud Pass. Photo credit: Colorado Department of Transportation

CDOT said it did mitigation at the site, but about 1 1/2 feet of snow fell in the area today.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center issued a special advisory  for this weekend for much of the Front Range and high country.

This story will be updated as more information arrives.

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