Slide closes Colo. highway; no injuries reported |

Slide closes Colo. highway; no injuries reported

CDOT | HandoutA rockslide shuts down U.S. Highway 50 west of Cotopaxi.

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

The Colorado Department of Transportation says the slide occurred Monday afternoon and left a pile of boulders 100 feel long by up to 25 feet wide 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 Colorado 9

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

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