Highway 24 reopens after ‘large avalanche’ between Minturn and Leadville

MINTURN, Colo. — A large avalanche forced the closure of Highway 24 between Minturn and Leadville Friday night. The slide occurred between mile markers 148 and 154.

According to the Colorado State Patrol’s Eagle office, the highway was closed in both directions as the avalanche was covering both lanes.

No injuries were reported in the slide.

Shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday, CSP said the highway had reopened in both directions.

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