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March 15, 2013
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Avalanche closes lanes on west side of Berthoud Pass, all lanes reopened at 1:55

An avalanche has closed two lanes of U.S. Highway 40 near the base of the north (west) side of Berthoud Pass near the entrance to Mary Jane ski area. The west bound lane and one east bound lane are currently closed due to snow piled up on the road.

CDOT anticipates closing the pass for approximately an hour in order to bring heavy equipment into the area to remove the snow.

CDOT received the report of the avalanche at approximately 12:45 p.m.

All lanes were reopened by CDOT at 1:55 p.m.

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The Sky-Hi News Updated Mar 15, 2013 03:52PM Published Mar 15, 2013 03:24PM Copyright 2013 The Sky-Hi News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.