McClure Pass reopens after overnight closure because of avalanche danger

CDOT reopened the Highway 133 stretch outside of Marble

Staff reports

A 10-mile section of Highway 133 south of Carbondale over McClure Pass reopened late Sunday morning after being closed overnight Saturday because of avalanche conditions.

The Pass, which starts near Marble and tops out at 8,755 feet, closed at 7 p.m. Saturday and opened about noon Sunday, the Colorado Department of Transportation said in a travel alert.

The closure started just past the turnoff for Marble and over the top of the pass in both directions.

“The safety closure is due to avalanche conditions,” CDOT said in an update Saturday. “No eastbound or westbound traffic will be allowed between Mile Points 36 and 46. CDOT crews are monitoring the area and will assess conditions again (Sunday) morning.”