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Rock Slide Forces Closure of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon

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UPDATE: Eastbound lanes of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon are back open. One lane of westbound traffic has also been reopened. CDOT officials said the interstate might still be closed intermittently on Tuesday to allow for rock blasting.


The Colorado Department of Transportation is reporting that a rock slide about five miles east of Glenwood Springs has forced the closure of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon.

Eastbound traffic is stopped at mile post 116 and westbound traffic is stopped at mile post 133. At last report, there was no estimated time of reopening.

Crews with heavy equipment are clearing rocks and boulders. A geo-hazard team is also on the scene accessing the slope where the slide occurred at approximately 8 a.m.

CDOT officials said no vehicles were involved in the rock slide and no injuries were reported.

All passenger vehicles have been cleared from the scene. Commercial semi trucks are currently being cleared.

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