McClure Pass

  • CDOT begins McClure Pass construction project on Monday
  • Highway 133 to have three different road repair projects this summer
  • Farmers have unique water sharing program in Southwest
  • Montrose, Delta Hospitals will add new administrators, board members

  • Budget passes House, debate begins in Senate on Tuesday
  • Money spread around in budget due to Colorado's booming economy
  • Snowpack at 60 percent of normal
  • Measuring snowpack at top of McClure Pass a scientific process

Colorado Department of Transportation crews were able to clear the 100-ton rockfall Friday afternoon. CO-133 is now open once again. Cleanup & permanent repair  work will continue in coming days.

Steve Allen

A large rockslide at mile marker 29.5 has close Highway 133 between Paonia and McClure Pass. CDOT has not estimated how long it will take to reopen the road.  More info at cotrip.org.

UPDATE: Closure will be "long-term," per CDOT.

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

Headlines:

  • Highway 133 opens to two-way traffic for the weekend
  • Small victory for opponents of drilling in Thompson Divide
  • Ensuring melon safety at Rocky Ford
  • If you see a guy in high heels…
  • Senate rejects increase in fines for oil and gas industry
  • Williams delays plant expansion at leak site
  • Take the Delta County Economic Development Broadband Survey
  • Western Slope Skies Takes a closer look at our closest celestial neighbor

postindependent.com

Update: Pass is officially "open". CDOT is alternating single-lane traffic around slide, and says to  "Expect long delays,  especially between 7AM and 7 PM during cleanup work." Read their official statement here.

The closure of Highway 133 south of McClure Pass due to a rockslide will likely last throughout the week. Falling boulders including one rock as big as a dump truck forced the closure Sunday morning.