In a recent Facebook post, the Colorado Department of Transportation has announced that a closure is taking place on CO 325  just north of Rifle due to a “large sink hole” in the northbound lane.

UPDATE: The official tweet below originally identified this as a “large sink hole.” It has since been referred to as a “bank failure.”

A road embankment located between mile marker 7 and 8 collapsed Friday, July 12, 2019, destroying part of State Highway 325 near Rifle Gap reservoir. According to a report from the Post Independent, the bank failure is estimated at 200 feet long by 8 feet wide.

CO 325 is closed to all but local traffic. Motorists are advised to avoid this road and expect delays. Currently, CDOT engineering teams are on-site accessing damage and reconstruction plans.

For the most up-to-date information follow along on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Twitter page.

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