Steamboat announces Winter Carnival-related closures |

Steamboat announces Winter Carnival-related closures

The 105th Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival begins Wednesday, Feb. 7, and the city of Steamboat Springs will be closing several roads and trails in preparation for hosting the festivities.

Beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, a one-lane closure will occur on Lincoln Avenue as city crews haul and set up snow sculpture frames over a six- to eight-hour period. City snowmaking crews have spent the past few weeks making snow specifically for Winter Carnival Street Events.

Lincoln Avenue from Fifth to 11th streets will be closed at 2 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 for the Street Events. During the closure, traffic will detour along Oak Street. At the conclusion of the Street Events, crews will plow the snow to the parking lanes and reopen Lincoln Avenue.

On Sunday, Feb. 11 Lincoln closure takes effect at 4 a.m. with detours onto Oak Street. In addition, Yampa Street will be closed Sunday morning for parade staging. With the Diamond Hitch Parade taking place after the Street Events, these closures will remain in effect until about 2 p.m.

At the conclusion of the parade, city crews will push snow to the side of Lincoln for removal Monday, Feb. 12 when the last closure goes into place at 2 a.m.

All trails that access Emerald Mountain including Blackmere Trail will be closed for public safety from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 as crews set up and launch fireworks for the Night Extravaganza. Additional trail closures may be required before Feb. 10, and signage will be posted at all trailheads.

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