A rock slide on Wednesday has closed Boulder Canyon Drive.
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An unexpected amount of rock that fell Wednesday during rock blasting related to road work along Boulder Canyon Drive extended the planned road closure by about three hours, according to CDOT officials. One lane of the road eventually reopened at about 5:11 p.m., according to a release.

Colorado Department of Transportation officials advised drivers to expect delays through the evening between Boulder and Nederland. Jared Fiel, CDOT’s regional communications manager, said several large boulders fell during the blast, damaging the road and warranting repair before it could be re-opened. The road had not been completely reopened as of about 10 p.m. Fiel said he thought the road would reopen Thursday morning.

According to a CDOT release, the “unexpected rock fall” was between mile marker 39 and 40 of Colo. 119.

Boulder Canyon Drive was already closed due to rock blasting related to road work.

Through Thursday, drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes between Nederland and Boulder. Fiel also said drivers should use CDOT’s texting service, which can alert drivers of road updates. To use the service, people can text CO119 to 21000.

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