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Summit County Sheriff's Office

Posted on: March 23, 2022

Summit County Sheriff's Office Responds to Report of Avalanche On Highway 6



Date:  March, 23, 2022                                     

Contact: Christine Duplan, Public Information Officer

(970) 423-8901



SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – The Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an avalanche late Wednesday morning, which slid across Highway 6 approximately a half mile from the top of Loveland Pass.


A cornice had broken and slid onto the highway, partially covering a Nissan Pathfinder. The occupants called 911 for assistance. Upon the Deputy’s arrival, the Pathfinder was already gone, as a Colorado Department of Transportation grader had cleared the snow around the vehicle allowing the driver to safely drive away without apparent injury. 


Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons stated, “Drivers should always be aware of cornices, rocks, and avalanche paths leading down to roads and highways, especially now that it is springtime.”


Loveland Pass remained closed due to high winds. 


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