Red Mountain Pass closed indefinitely due to avalanche danger

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Avalanche control operations have dumped so much snow on Highway 550, Red Mountain Pass is closed indefinitely. 

Pictures posted by the Colorado Department of Transportation show the amount of snow covering the roads on the pass north of Silverton. 

Officials say avalanche control operations over the weekend brought down 40 to 60 feet in some areas, which they say is evidence of just how severe the avalanche danger is. 

It hasn’t been determined when the pass will reopen. 

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