Highway 133 near Marble reopens Wednesday after rockslide

Staff Report

A rockslide 10 miles south of Redstone on Highway 133 early Wednesday shut down the highway in both directions for most of the day.

The road finally opened again in both directions just before 4 p.m. after Colorado Department of Transportation crews cleared the debris, said Elise Thatcher, CDOT spokeswoman.

“The slide is made up of three boulders sized 7 feet by 7 feet, or larger, plus smaller rocks as well,” Thatcher said in an email to The Aspen Times earlier Wednesday. “Crews are drilling the boulders to break them into smaller pieces, so that crews can clear the slide from the roadway.”

The area of the Highway 133 that was affected was past the Marble turnoff on the Pitkin County side of McClure Pass, just before the summit.

No vehicles were hit by the slide, which occurred in the early morning hours, and crews had not found evidence of damage to the road that might prolong the closure, she said.

Courtesy Colorado Department of Transportation

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