Highway expected to open Sunday after rockslide | SummitDaily.com

Highway expected to open Sunday after rockslide

SALIDA – A south-central Colorado highway is expected to reopen on Sunday, six days after a major rockslide blocked both lanes with boulders up to 20 feet across.

No injuries were reported in the slide, which occurred Monday on U.S. 50 between Canon City and Salida. The drive between the towns on U.S. 50 is 59 miles, but the shortest detour was more than 100 miles because of rugged terrain.

Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Stacey Stegman said Saturday that crews will repair minor road damage later in the week. She says a monitoring device will be installed to watch for further movement of rocks on the cliff above the highway.

The debris field was 100 feet long and 20 feet wide.

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