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    More info, #SWCODOT CO 145 ROCK FALL UPDATE:
    CO 145 between Cortez & Telluride is closed indefinitely due to a significant rock fall which occurred this afternoon. The slide is located approximately 12 miles north of Dolores, MP 22. The slide consisting of dirt, rock and two huge boulders which have destroyed the full width of the highway pavement, leaving a trench approximately eight feet deep across both lanes. The road is impassable at this time.

    A geo-technical team, equipment and supplies are being mobilized to the site, but it is not known when the road can be re-opened. A boulder, the size of a building, which remains embedded on the highway needs to be blasted into smaller pieces in order to move it off the roadway.

    US 550 north of Durango will also be closed between Purgatory and Silverton from 8:30 a.m. -- 1:30 p.m. for the Iron Horse Bike Race.

    If travel is absolutely unavoidable, motorists may want to consider the alternate westerly route via Dove Creek, Slick Rock and Norwood. (see map among the photos) This suggested alternate route is expected to take just more than four hours of driving time.
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