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.