Rock Slide Causes Delays

Local News

I-70 is back open Thursday, after a rock slide in Glenwood Canyon shut down the interstate for three hours. East and Westbound traffic was stopped as CDOT crews cleared the interstate of rocks and boulders about five miles east of Glenwood Springs. No injuries to report, and no vehicles were involved in the rockslide.

Eastbound lanes were opened shortly before 11am. One Westbound​ lane opened right before midday,  as crews continued breaking down the boulders. CDOT crews are still in the area and may close parts of the interstate through Wednesday morning, as they remove loose rocks and gravel from the cliff face.

Grizzly Creek Rest Area at mile marker 121, is closed until electrical power can be restored to the site. The rest area lost power when the rock slide occurred.

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