Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed an executive order declaring an emergency disaster due to a rockslide that closed U.S. Highway 550 near Ouray on Jan. 12.
A large boulder broke loose and landed just inches from traffic along Highway 24 on Tuesday.
The Colorado Department of Transportation says U.S. Highway 550 near Ouray is open after crews cleared a rock slide that cut off Red Mountain Pass almost a month ago.
US 550 could completely reopen at Red Mountain Pass as soon as Monday.
Crews working to stop a rock slide near U.S. Highway 550 over Red Mountain Pass near Ouray are expected to finish by Friday a 360-foot-long by 24-foot-high fence to keep more rocks from falling onto the roadway.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is using 30-pound bombs to dislodge rocks that have kept U.S. Highway 550 in southwestern Colorado closed since Jan. 12.
U.S. Highway 550 in southwestern Colorado should be closed for at least another couple of days as workers bring down rocks from the steep slopes above the road.
The Colorado Department of Transportation says U.S. Highway 550 over Red Mountain Pass will remain closed indefinitely while workers are being brought in by helicopter to fix damage caused by a rock fall.
Rocks continue to tumble down onto U.S. 550 south of Ouray, and the Colorado Department of Transportation says the road will remain closed through the weekend.
U.S. 550 over Red Mountain Pass will remain closed at least through the weekend because of persistent falling rocks.