Glenwood Canyon path reopens |

Glenwood Canyon path reopens

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” The Glenwood Canyon recreation path has reopened after a ruptured “penstock” released large amounts of water, damaging much of the Shoshone hydroelectric plant and covering the path with mud and debris.

A Colorado Division of Transportation maintenance crew removed roughly a foot of debris and mud that covered a 250-foot section of the path. The path was not damaged significantly by the water underneath, which continues to drain, according to CDOT spokeswoman Nancy Shanks.

Crews will take core samples when things are dry to assess the soil underneath. Power remains out at the Grizzly Creek and Hanging Lake Tunnel rest areas.

The Shoshone access to the Colorado River remains closed, but is expected to open Saturday, depending on the progress of cleanup efforts at the power plant on Friday. River access is available to boaters at Grizzly Creek.

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