UPDATED: Colorado 125 reopens in Grand County following mudslide | SkyHiNews.com

UPDATED: Colorado 125 reopens in Grand County following mudslide

Sky-Hi News staff report


Colorado Highway 125 has reopened after being closed in Grand County on Monday due to a mudslide.

The slide was reported Monday evening. At 7 p.m. Monday, an officer with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office was turning northbound drivers around north of the intersection with US Highway 40.

Later in the evening, the sheriff’s office posted on Facebook that the slide occurred in the East Troublesome Fire’s burn scar and that CDOT had closed Colorado 125 on the south side 5.5 miles north of US 40. On the other end, the closure north of the mudslide was near the top of Willow Creek Pass at the Jackson County line.

As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, CDOT crews were continuing to clear Colorado 125. A CDOT spokesperson said they were hoping to reopen Colorado 125 sometime on Tuesday if conditions allow it.

At 10:30 a.m., the spokesperson confirmed that the route had reopened.

With recent rainfall and increased potential for flooding and other related issues, the sheriff’s office is reminding people to stay vigilant and safe, especially inside wildfire burn scars, and to never drive into a flooded or mud covered road.

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