Rock Slide closes portion of Colorado Highway 133

May 7th @ 7:42 am in News by katymitchel

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A rock slide that took place on Sunday has completely closed Colorado Highway 133 south of McClure Pass while crews work to clear it according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.  Multiple rocks, one as big as a dump truck, fell on to the roadway and into a ditch about 13 miles south of McClure Pass summit.  A two foot gash was left in the pavement, measuring 12 feet long and 10 feet wide.

Rock Scaling work will be performed today by the Colorado Department of Transportation’s rockfall contractor Yenter Companies.   The crews are expected to work through the end of the week, starting at mile marker 29 just north of the Paonia Reservoir  The crews will blast the rock on to the roadway and haul it away once the hillside has been determined stable.

For detour information and updates on the closure, visit  cotrip.org under travel updates.