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All lanes of I-70 reopen through Glenwood Canyon following mudslide

Multiple feet of mud sits on the shoulder of the eastbound deck of Interstate 70 at mile marker 120 after a mudslide swept down the cliffs in Glenwood Canyon in the area of the Grizzly Creek burn scar on Sunday, June 27.
Photo by Chelsea Self / Post Independent

6:08 p.m. Monday: All lanes on Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon have reopened following mudslide cleanup, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

3:30 p.m. Monday: Interstate 70 eastbound lanes have reopened in Glenwood Canyon, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Westbound lanes remain closed at Dotsero, Exit 133, as cleanup continues. CDOT estimates that westbound lanes will reopen mid to late Monday evening, June 28.

10:30 a.m. Monday: Colorado Department of Transportation crews worked overnight to clear the mudslide that flowed into Interstate 70 eastbound and westbound lanes on Sunday, June 27.



According to CDOT, a fresh crew of workers started work early this morning to continue removing debris. The crew will conduct a final cleaning sweep before eastbound lanes open. CDOT anticipates reopening eastbound traffic later this morning and hopes to reopen westbound traffic sometime today.

10:30 p.m. Sunday: Interstate 70 will remain closed through Glenwood Canyon overnight, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. CDOT crews will remain on scene clearing debris from the roadway, and the closure will be reassessed Monday morning, June 18.



Original story

Interstate 70 is closed in both directions through Glenwood Canyon after another mudslide from the Grizzly Creek burn scar hit the roadway Sunday afternoon, June 27.

The closure stretches from Exit 87 west of Rifle to Exit 133 at Dotsero, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Local traffic will be allowed to travel east from Rifle to Glenwood Springs.

There is no estimated time for the road to reopen.

It is the second mudslide in the area in the last two days. On Saturday, June 26, a mudslide closed the interstate through the canyon for several hours.


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