Western Colorado highway opens after rock slide cleared away

PAONIA, Colo. (AP) - State transportation officials say a western Colorado highway has reopened after crews cleared away more than 100 tons of debris from a rock slide.

Colorado 133 reopened north of Paonia on Friday. 

The slide occurred Wednesday morning at the north end of Paonia Reservoir. It caused extensive damage to the road and a concrete barrier, but no vehicles were hit.

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The Colorado Department of Transportation says an average if more than 1,100 vehicles use the highway every day

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