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Road Remains Closed Off In Montrose County After Mudslide

DELTA, Colo. (CBS4) - Weather conditions are making things difficult for road crews trying to repair a portion of National Forest road in the Uncompahgre Plateau.

New photos show how melting snow and recent rain have dislodged mud and rock on Forest Road 540 in Montrose County. Approximately five miles of the dirt road are currently closed, and barriers have been placed above and below the road in areas that are slumping.

Uncompahgre Mudslide
(credit: U.S. Forest Service)

Authorities said Thursday the the mudslide area has remained unstable since it was first reported on May 26. They shared photos of the scene.

Uncompahgre Mudslide
(credit: U.S. Forest Service)

There's no planned reopening time for the road at this point.

The following alternative routes for drivers were provided:

- Delta-Nucla Road (NFSR 503)
- the Sanborn Park Road (NFSR 530) to Dave Wood Road (NFSR510)
- the Hauser Road (NFSR603)

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