I-70 to remain closed while crews tackle unstable rock | AspenTimes.com

I-70 to remain closed while crews tackle unstable rock

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – An unstable rock poised above Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon will be the first order of business for crews Tuesday morning, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. In the meantime, the roadway remains closed.

Rock-scaling crews will meet early Tuesday to determine how best to deal with the worrisome boulder perched on the steep hillside above the roadway, CDOT announced Monday evening.

Interstate 70 between Dotsero and Glenwood Springs has been closed since a large rock slide occurred just west of the Hanging Lake Tunnel on Sunday at about midnight.

CDOT crews made progress Monday at breaking up huge boulders and clearing them away, the agency said. When traffic will again be able to move through the canyon has not been determined.

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