Large Rock Slide Closes Highway 133 South Of McClure Pass

PAONIA, Colo. (CBS4) – A massive rock slide closed Highway 133 south of McClure Pass on Monday.

Seven or eight rocks ended up on the highway. The Colorado Department of Transportation says all together they measure 120 feet long, 50 feet wide and 20 feet tall. The slide left a hole about two feet deep, 12 feet long and 10 feet wide in the road.

CDOT crews will have to remove the rocks and repair the road. They’ll also be scaling the rock wall to make sure no more rocks come down. The work could take all week.

An image from the slide (credit:: CDOT)

An image from the slide (credit:: CDOT)

The highway closure means people traveling between Paonia and the Roaring Fork Valley will need to take a detour of about 140 miles.

 

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