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MESA, Colo. – An early morning rock slide impacted traffic at mile marker 57 Monday.

Around 5:00 a.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation reported a rock slide which occurred at Mile Marker 57 on Highway 65.

The rock slide closed the highway in both directions between Mesa and I-70. Traffic was alternated using one lane for about an hour.

At 7:52 a.m., CDOT reported that both lanes were back open to traffic.




Rockslide Shuts Down Highway 65

MESA, Colo.- Officials were forced to close down a major highway Monday morning after a rockslide blocked the roadway.

Around 4 a.m. Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Department of Transportation arrived at mile marker 57 of Highway 65, where a rockslide left debris all over the road.

According to CSP, the exact cause of the rockslide is still unknown, but a geologist is examining the rock in the area to determine how it happened and whether there is potential risk for more rock to fall.

The rockslide caused a temporary shutdown of the highway, but the road has since reopened.

No one was injured in the incident.




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