UPDATE: Rabbit Ears Pass reopens | SteamboatToday.com

UPDATE: Rabbit Ears Pass reopens

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 1:25 p.m.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Rabbit Ears Pass east of Steamboat Springs has reopened after closing for several hours on Saturday.

Around 9 a.m. U.S. Highway 40 closed from the base of the pass, at mile marker 139, to mile marker 179. That closure lasted until about 1:30 p.m., according to Routt County emergency dispatch.

Road conditions in many areas remain snow-packed and icy, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Colorado Highway 14 to Walden also reopened after a multi-hour closure.

Snow continues to blow in and around Steamboat as of Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a winter weather advisory for the area until 6 p.m. Saturday. It calls for snow showers throughout the day and wind gusts of up to 75 mph, significantly reducing visibility, and slippery road conditions.

Updated road closures and conditions are available at cotrip.org.

To reach Derek Maiolo, call 970-871-4247, email dmaiolo@SteamboatPilot.com or follow him on Twitter @derek_maiolo.

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