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Rock Fall Forces Shutdown Of US 550 South Of Ouray

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Image of the rock slide (credit: CDOT)

Image of the rock slide (credit: CDOT)

OURAY, Colo. (AP) — U.S. 550 south of Ouray has been closed in both directions until at least Tuesday because of a long-lasting rock slide.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says rocks began tumbling onto the road Sunday evening, and by Monday the rock fall was described as continuous.

Rocks up to 6 inches in diameter are covering about 200 feet of highway, and a pile 8 feet deep formed at one spot. Rocks also severed a power line.

There was no immediate word on injuries.

CDOT officials had no estimate of when the road might reopen. A rock fall contractor was expected to inspect the pass Tuesday morning by helicopter and on the ground.

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