Highway 285 Reopens After Mudslide Cleanup

A Colorado highway has reopened after crews wrap-up cleaning up three mudslides.

Mudslide on Highway 285 in Poncha Pass July 15, 2014. Photo Courtesy of State Patrol.

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Three mudslides shut down a Colorado highway for hours Tuesday into Wednesday morning.

The mudslides were reported on Highway 285 at Poncha Pass around 4 p.m. Tuesday. The pass is about 12 miles southwest of Salida. Colorado State Patrol says that two vehicles sustained minor damage, but no one was injured.

Crews worked through the night, and reopened the highway around 3 a.m.

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