Highway 133 near Redstone reopens Friday morning after mudslides Thursday | AspenTimes.com

Highway 133 near Redstone reopens Friday morning after mudslides Thursday

Staff reports
A mudslide covers Highway 133 near Redstone on Thursday afternoon after storms rolled through the area. (Kelsey Brunner / The Aspen Times)

A section of Highway 133 near Redstone in the Crystal River Valley reopened Friday morning after mudslides Thursday caused by heavy rains rolled through earlier in the day.

The state highway was closed between Coal Creek Road and Redstone Boulevard, about 8 miles north of McClure Pass, because of “multiple mudslides“ according to the Pitkin County officials.

One lane reopened Friday morning with alternating traffic, so delays should be expected.

The valley has been hit with numerous mudslides the past few weeks.

John Lorme, CDOT director or maintenance operations, said Friday afternoon that crews on the ground said 20 different debris flows last night in the area.

“The local supervisor said it was ‘absolutely epic’ the amount of debris,” Lorme said.

Crews work Thursday afternoon to clear a mud and rock slide on Highway 133 near Redstone. (Jake Marine / The Aspen Times)

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