Highway 133 reopened after mudslide south of Carbondale near Penny Hot Springs | PostIndependent.com

Highway 133 reopened after mudslide south of Carbondale near Penny Hot Springs

Rocks, mud, and other debris covers Highway 133 near mile marker 53 Tuesday afternoon. (Provided by Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District)

Updated at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday

The Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District reports that Highway 133 is now open in both directions after cleanup efforts by CDOT went faster than expected.

Both lanes on State Highway 133 were closed at mile marker 53 near Penny Hot Springs earlier Tuesday afternoon due to a rock and mudslide that covered the road.

According to a press release from the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, crews were dispatched to mile marker 53 around 2 p.m. Tuesday due to a report of debris flow onto the highway.

Upon arrival, crews found both lanes of Highway 133 covered in rocks, mud and other material. The road was deemed impassable as crews shut down both lanes. There were no injuries.

The Pitkin County Sheriff and Colorado Department of Transportation restricted access to anyone who does not live in the area. CDOT is currently on scene with heavy equipment to clear the highway.

This is a developing story. The Post Independent will update as more information becomes available.

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