Highway 133 reopens Saturday morning after mudslides near Redstone Friday
A section of Highway 133 near Redstone reopened Saturday morning after closing Friday following mud and rocks that crossed the two-lane road south of Carbondale.
The road was closed in both directions near Redstone and the Swiss Village, which is about 4 miles from Redstone.
The road also closed Thursday overnight after slides hit the area, and reopened Friday morning with traffic alternating in one lane.
John Lorme, the Colorado Department of Transportation director of maintenance operations, said Friday afternoon that crews on the ground said 20 different debris flows hit the area Thursday night.
“The local supervisor said it was ‘absolutely epic’ the amount of debris,” Lorme said.
Wet spring means more bugs, like ticks
Between rainstorms, people and their dogs will venture outside. There they will find more insects such as ticks and mosquitoes, thanks to a big winter and wet spring.