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UPDATE: Eastbound lanes temporarily re-open following I-70 rockslide

GARFIELD/EAGLE COUNTY, Colo - UPDATE: Colorado Department of Transportation has reopened I-70 in both directions. While the interstate is open, officials urge caution as a strong winter storm heads towards the area.

 

 

UPDATE: Eastbound lanes of I-70, following this morning's rockfall, are currently open but will shut down again in preparation for the staging of a crane for clean up and rockfall mitigation to begin this afternoon. Eastbound will be open again when crane is in place and initial mitigation is complete. CDOT’s hope will be to have one lane westbound open by tonight. There is no estimate on a time for a full reopening of I-70 and intermittent closures may occur as rockfall mitigation continues.  

 

Eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 have been re-opened from exit 114 to exit 129. Westbound lanes are still closed.

Colorado Department of Transportation has been removing debris following a rockslide at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday morning. The rockslide occurred at mile point 120.5 about a half a mile west of the Grizzly Creek rest area.


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