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.