Crews Open One Lane of Highway 133 After Rockslide
KREX News Room
PAONIA, Colo. (AP)- Colorado transportation officials have opened one lane of Colorado Highway 133 to alternating traffic near Paonia Reservoir, as workers finish cleaning up a rockslide.
The highway was closed south of McClure Pass on Sunday after the slide left at least one rock the size of dump truck on the road, along with a large crater and several more rocks.
The Colorado Department of Transportation says that although one lane of traffic has reopened, drivers could encounter delays of up to two hours Wednesday and Thursday during drilling, blasting and rock hauling work.
The department is hoping to fully open the roadway sometime Friday.
The other option for traveling between Paonia and the Roaring Fork Valley is a 140-mile detour.
Images courtesy of the Colorado Department of Transportation