Feb 14, 2011 7:34 PM by Greg Boyce

Rock slide closes Highway 50 near Cotopaxi

A rock slide, described as "massive" by a local official, has closed Highway 50 in western Fremont County.

Highway 50 parallels the Arkansas River from the Royal Gorge to Salida.  The slide area is just west of the small town of Cotopaxi.

The road is expected to be closed at least overnight.

Suggested detour westbound: North on Highway 9 at the Royal Gorge, west on 24 and south on 285.

Suggested detour eastbound: North on Highway 285 at Poncha Springs, east on 24 and south on Highway 9.




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