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UPDATE: I-70 through Glenwood Canyon likely to be closed over the weekend following ‘multiple large mudslides’ – Aspen Times

Motorists ought to use northern detour

Damage Might be seen to the westbound deck of In…….

Motorists ought to use northern detour

Damage Might be seen to the westbound deck of Interstate 70 by way of Glenwood Canyon. I-70 stays closed in each instructions Friday morning. Courtesy Coloradverto Division of Transportation

1:50 p.m. Friday replace: Interstate 70 will probably maintain closed by way of the weekfinish in Glenwood Canyon following a quantity of mudslides Thursday Evening time, a launch from the Coloradverto Division of Transportation states.

“With vital further rain forecasted for The world and The potential of further particles flows, I-70 will stay closed between Exits 87 (West Rifle) and 133 (Dotsero). This closure will final A minimal of by way of this weekfinish,” CDOT said in a Friday afternoon replace.

Earlier Inside the day, CDOT said crews have been responding to a quantity of huge mudslides on I-70, Launched on by heavy rain on the Grizzly Creek burn space.



“Our focus is on life safety, and the particles flows Shall be evaluated extra extensively Inside the morning,” Based mostly on an replace early Friday morning. “Crews will proceed To watch the canyon and climate overEvening time. This Shall be an Prolonged CLOSURE and motorists ought to use the useful alternate route.

“Please Do not use navigation apps To choose an alternate route, as a Outcome of these routes Are typically unpaved, tough roadverts with out providers and which Might be unsafe to drive.”



Cottonwood Move between Garfield and Eagle counties was furtherly closed Thursday Evening time be reopened about 1:15 a.m. Friday, Based mostly on a separate Eagle County emergency alert.

Motorists ought to use the northern detour route till Interstate 70 by way of Glenwood Canyon reopens.

Glenwood Canyon closed Thursday afternoon however reopened at 6 p.m. However, a second storm went over the burn scar space later Thursday night and CDOT closed the interstate as quickly as extra about 9 p.m.

A Coloradverto Division of Transportation worker and Pitkin County Sheriff’s deputy converse with truck drivers on Friday morning On the Indepfinishence Move gate east of Aspen. Semitrucks and automobiles longer than 35 ft Aren’t allowed on Freeway 82 over the Move. These three truckers Needed To level out round and Weren’t fined. (David Krause / The Aspen Occasions)

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