The Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado State Patrol will keep U.S. Highway 160 closed from Fort Garland to La Veta because of heavy smoke, poor visibility and fire near the highway.
The closure is in place for both eastbound and westbound traffic, over La Veta Pass.
Travelers should consider alternate routes, including Colorado 17, north from Alamosa to U.S. 50 at Poncha Springs, east to Pueblo and I-25.
CDOT urges drivers to steer clear of the closure points on U.S. 160. Motorists should be aware there is no stopping, parking, or standing outside of vehicles along the highway shoulder near the highway.
For more information, call 719-695-9573.