The main driving route to access the mountain town of Marble was completely closed in both directions earlier this week, due to a major mudslide and debris flows on Slate Creek.
According to authorities, the mudslide took place on Gunnison County Road 3 on Wednesday, evening August 8, 2019. The slide occurred just a quarter of a mile west of the town of Marble, which cut off access to and from the town for several hours.
According to the Carbondale Fire District, Gunnison County Road 3 is now open to one lane of traffic following the mudslide. The Pitkin County Sheriff’s office also confirmed the road has reopened to one lane. User reports online have indicated full portions of the road have since reopened.
One lane of County Road 3 in Marble is now open
— Carbondale Fire Dist (@Carbondalefire) August 8, 2019
At this time, travel is not recommended unless you have a high profile vehicle. No injuries were reported.
Situated at 7,992-feet above sea level, Marble is located along Crystal River just off Colorado 133 on the West Elk Loop, roughly 45 minutes from Glenwood Springs.
Here’s a look at where it’s located on the map:
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