HAYDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Emergency road crews responded to a rock slide on U.S. 40 near Hayden on Sunday afternoon. The road is closed in both directions near the Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

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Colorado Department of Transportation officials told CBS4 with recent freeze-thaw cycles, rocks are becoming unstable and prone to slides.

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Colorado State Patrol says an alternate route is RCR 33 out of Steamboat Springs to RCR 27 to Hayden.

Drivers should be aware of the conditions.

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The highway may not reopen until Monday.

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