Slideshow: Highway reopens after mudslide in Waldo Canyon fire area

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MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. — A roadway closed by a mudslide near the Waldo Canyon Fire burn area reopened Tuesday.

Highway 24 was closed four miles west of Manitou Springs Monday night as heavy rains sent mud blasting through the highly-traversed thoroughfare. The mudslide started just off of Ute Pass, according to El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jeff Kramer.

One truck was caught in the slide and remained stuck in the mud Tuesday morning, but the people inside the vehicle were able to escape without injury.

CDOT said crews worked through the night and as of 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, the highway was reopened. See the slideshow above for photos of the slide.

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