One lane of westbound US 24 is closed, one mile west of Manitou Springs (Ute Pass), due to a rock slide. Approximately nine rocks fell into one lane of Highway 24 – some are 10 feet X 10 feet X 3 feet. Crews are on scene and will attempt to push the rocks off the road and then break them up for removal. If the rocks can’t be moved, the lane will remain closed overnight and CDOT Maintenance will bring in the “Boulder Buster” and break the rocks in the lane and then haul off. It’ll be at least two hours until it’s known exactly how the rocks will be removed.
Traffic slowing should be expected through the area.