Slide closes Colorado highway; no injuries reported |

Slide closes Colorado highway; no injuries reported

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado
Colorado Department of TransportationA rockslide blocks U.S. Highway 50 in south-central Colorado.

SALIDA, Colo. – A major rockslide has closed U.S. 50 between Canon City and Salida in south-central Colorado.

The Colorado Department of Transportation said Tuesday the cleanup wouldn’t begin until after crews bring down more rocks that are in danger of falling.

Boulders up to 20 feet across tumbled onto the highway Monday afternoon. The debris field is 100 feel long and 20 feet wide and is blocking both lanes.

No injuries have been reported.

The shortest detour is about 105 miles, routing vehicles north to Hartsel on U.S. 285 and then back to U.S. 50 on Colorado 9.

Highway officials say they don’t when U.S. 50 will reopen.

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