PONCHA SPRING, color (CBS4) – Several mudslides near Poncha Springs blocked Highway 285 late Tuesday evening. The Colorado State Patrol in Florence says numerous vehicles, including a semi truck, are disabled in the middle of the rubble.
Lots of disabled vehicles and possibly a semi truck in the mud slides at Poncha Pass. Tow trucks and CDOT are doing what they can.
– CSP Florence (@CSP_Florence) July 7th 2021
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“CDOT is doing everything it can,” CSP said on social media.
Authorities report that a mudslide occurred two miles north of Poncha Pass; another occurred about two miles from the top of Poncha Pass near mile marker 121; a third occurred about two miles south of the pass near mile 125.
The Colorado Department of Transportation reports debris blocking the road. They say the freeway is closed from mile 119 and Mud Springs Road.
Flash flood monitoring is in effect until 1 a.m. in the districts of Chaffee, Alamosa, Costilla, Fremont, Custer, Huerfano and Las Animas