Colorado 133 open after rockslide

Staff Report

Road crews were able to clear, patch and reopen Colorado 133 at about 3 p.m. Friday after a rockslide closed the highway north of Paonia on Wednesday.

Rock scalers from Yenter Companies and the Colorado Department of Transportation geohazards team did rock scaling Friday morning, and once that work was complete the remainder of debris on the highway was hauled off.

Crews patched the damaged section of highway at the north end of Paonia Reservoir at mile marker 29.5.

Yenter will continue work next week with ditch cleanup in the area and a more permanent asphalt patch. The initial incident occurred around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday. No vehicles were involved in the incident.

Colorado 133 in this area is used by more than 1,100 vehicles per day, 6.3 percent of which are trucks.