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I-70 to be closed for elk movement

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. ” Interstate 70 between Gypsum and Eagle in Eagle County will be closed at 2 p.m. Friday to allow for the movement of elk that have gathered in the area.

The Colorado Department of Transportation, Division of Wildlife and the Colorado State Patrol will work together to move elk from the I-70 median, where they have been grazing during the day and staying within the highway right of way in the evenings.

At 2 p.m., westbound traffic will be detoured at Eagle (Exit 147) onto U.S. 6 and eastbound traffic will be detoured at Gypsum (Exit 140) onto U.S. 6. All lanes of I-70 will be closed between those two exits until crews can safely get the elk across the interstate and through cuts in the wildlife fence.


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