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Major rock slide closes CO 119 Boulder Canyon in Narrows

April 28, 2021 - Northeastern Colorado

BOULDER COUNTY – A major rock slide, including five truck-sized boulders, fell onto Colorado Highway 119 around Mile Point 32, closing the road for an extended period Tuesday evening. The road is closed from MP 26-41. The northern detour is CO 72 to Lefthand Canyon Drive and CO 72 south is the southern detour for the area.

The slide happened during heavy rain and snow in the area referred to as the Narrows and is not in the project area where CDOT has been doing permanent repair work from the 2013 flood. No people were injured, and no vehicles were reportedly damaged. 

Specialized rock teams will be brought in to clear the road, but it is expected the closure will be in place well into Wednesday. 

CO 119 Rockfall  Boulder Canyon rockfall small image

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CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety program has one simple mission — to get everyone home safely. Our approximately 3,000 employees work tirelessly to reduce the rate and severity of crashes and improve the safety of all modes of transportation. The department manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway, more than 3,000 bridges and 35 mountain passes. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also operates Bustang, the state-owned interregional express bus service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options. 

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