The Colorado Department of Transport announced Saturday that they will be barricading parking lots at a popular backcountry ski area, to prevent motorists from parking unsafely on US 6.
A Tweet on Saturday from CSP described vehicles from ten different states, right across the country, parked at Loveland Pass on Saturday and blocking semis from using the road. Loveland Pass is The HazMat route across the divide. Vehicles transporting fuels, chlorine, and ammonia have to use the pass as they’re not permitted through the Eisenhower Tunnel (unless Loveland Pass is closed).
Not long after, a CDOT travel alert said that they will be barricading two parking lots on 11,990-foot Loveland Pass, the high-mountain pass on the Continental Divide joining Clear Creek and Summit counties, to prevent motorists from parking unsafely while recreating on Loveland Pass.
Despite the Governor’s ‘stay at home’ order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, every weekend has seen similar crowds. CDOT added that barricading the parking lots was the only alternative to closing down the roads altogether.