Rockfall closes Colorado Highway 133 near McClure Pass
A rockfall closed Colorado State Highway 133 in both directions today at milemarker 29, and it will remain closed through at least Monday night, if not longer, Colorado Department of Transportation said in a release.
About “7 or 8” large rocks fell on the road about 9:30 a.m., creating a “crater” about two-feet deep, 12-feet long, and 10-feet wide, the release said. The two largest rocks were the “size of a dump truck,” the release said.
The area of the rockfall is about 13 miles south of the McClure Pass summit.
Motorists traveling Highway 133 will be detoured about 140 miles onto Colorado Highway 92, Colorado Highway 65, Interstate 70 and Colorado Highway 82.
Motorists can visit http://www.cotrip.org, CDOT’s website, for updated closure details.