The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has closed State Highway 24 in both directions at Leadville and at Minturn due to a rockslide. The slide is at mile marker 148.9 and brought down more than 150 tons of rock onto the roadway. The slide happened around 2:30 a.m. and has caused significant damage to the roadway.
Listen to the report on KZYR here:
Geologists are on scene to assess the safety of the surrounding areas, particularly the rocks directly above the slide area. Crews are beginning to remove debris from the roadway and begin repairs to the roadway. This road will remained closed at least through today, possibly longer. Please check the CDOT website for updates.