County Rd. 3 into Marble now open to one lane of traffic after mudslide | PostIndependent.com

County Rd. 3 into Marble now open to one lane of traffic after mudslide

Mudslide from Slate Creek across Gunnison County Road 3 at Marble.
Marble Community Facebook page

UPDATE 7:15 p.m. — One lane of Gunnison County Road 3 is now open after mud and rocks covered the road leading into Marble at Slate Creek, according to the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District.


The main road heading into the small town of Marble was closed earlier Wednesday evening just west of town limits due to a mudslide on Slate Creek.

Gunnison County Road 3 was completely closed in both directions just west of town limits when the slide first occurred a little after 6 p.m.

Mudslide from Slate Creek across Gunnison County Road 3 at Marble.
Marble Community Facebook page

Marble is located along the Crystal River in the remote north part of the Gunnison County near the Pitkin County line, about 23 miles south of Carbondale.

Slate Creek is just before Serpentine Trail, about a quarter mile west of the Marble town limits, according to Jenny Cutright, spokeswoman for the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District which serves the area and has a fire station there.

She said there were no reports of injuries from the slide.

Onlookers wait for Gunnison County Road 3 to reopen near Marble Wednesday evening.
Marble Community Facebook page

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.