Highway near Redstone reopens Wednesday morning after overnight mudslides

Aspen Times staff reports
A mudslide north of Redstone overnight shutdown part of Highway 133 on Wednesday morning.
(Photo courtesy Ryan Kenney/The Crystal Valley Echo)

Highway 133 north of Redstone is reopened Wednesday morning after an overnight mudslides shut down the two-lane road.

Pitkin County officials sent an alert just after midnight Wednesday warning the road was closed near Redstone. In an update at 7:45 a.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation said the road was open. Crews remain in the area do do mop-up work on the southbound lane.

“CO 133 is open at Mile Point 53 with one lane of alternating traffic. Motorists should plan for delays as crews clear up to eight feet of mud from the roadway,” CDOT said in its update. Officials said three slides happened late Tuesday night.

Interstate 70 remained closed Wednesday morning through Glenwood Canyon as Colorado Department of Transportation officials assess “several mudslides” in the Grizzly Creek burn-scar area.

Also, Highway 82 over Independence Pass was closed briefly Tuesday afternoon because of a small mudslide.

A strong line of thunderstorms rolled through the Roaring Fork Valley area Tuesday afternoon, then a second line moved through later in the evening.


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