House-size Boulders Close Colorado 145

Huge boulders close Colorado Highway 145

A rockfall event has closed Colorado Highway 145 in the southwest portion of the state after two house-sized boulders destroyed the full width of the highway pavement. The event occurred on Friday before the Holiday weekend, about 12 miles north of the Town of Dolores, between Cortez and Telluride. 

The rockfall was accompanied by some mud and debris as well.

The Colorado DOT has not indicated when the highway might reopen.  The boulder sitting in the middle of the road has been blasted into more smaller, more manageable pieces as seen on this video from CDOT.

Source: Denver Post – Rockslide wipes out section of Colorado 145 in southwest part of state

Image credits: CDOT