I-70 Westbound closed at mile marker 114 due to mudslide
UPDATE 7:09 p.m.
Interstate 70 west is now closed at exit 133 – Dotsero. As of 7 p.m. CDOT was working on draining water from the westbound lanes to the eastbound lanes through a series of drainage pipes. Once the water is drained CDOT will then start working on clearing mud and debris from the roadway.
CDOT spokesperson Breanna Rogers said the department hopes to have one westbound lane open to relieve traffic buildup. However, no timetable for that was given. No further updates at this time.
I-70 westbound and eastbound have been closed at mile marker 114 Friday afternoon due to a mudslide.
According to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler, a “mudslide with rocks in it” occurred at MM 110 westbound along I-70 at around 2:25 p.m. Friday.
I-70 westbound lanes may be closed for up to four hours. As of 3:20 p.m., I-70 eastbound was also closed at the Canyon Creek exit to help with the cleanup effort.
The State Patrol advises sitting it out, as there isn’t a good alternate route. Southbound Colorado Highway 133 over McClure Pass has also been closed near Paonia Reservoir due to a rockslide.
This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.
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