RIFLE, Colo. — A large section of the northbound lane of Colorado Highway 325 north of Rifle in Garfield County collapsed Friday, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

The bank failure is in the northbound lane and is about 200 feet long by 8 feet wide, CDOT said. The northbound lane is closed and one lane; alternating traffic is being controlled by a portable stop light signal, according to CDOT.

Highway lanes north and south of the incident, as well as the southbound lane, will continue to be monitored for integrity and safety, CDOT said.

Due to the damage, there will be no access to Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery until further notice, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) said.

Anyone planning to visit the Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery is asked to avoid the area and make alternative plans.

For more information about the Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery,call 970-625-1607.

For more information about the road and repairs, contact CDOT at 719-580-8225.

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