Rockfall restricts traffic in Glenwood Canyon
Rocks fell on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon overnight, forcing a two-hour full closure between roughly 2:40 and 5 a.m.
Since 5 a.m., traffic has been running in both directions in the left lanes only.
The Colorado Department of Transportation said crews will require intermittent stops on I-70 during cleanup. CDOT at 1 p.m. said it didn’t have an estimated time of completion for the work.
The agency said it would use Boulder Buster equipment to break down the rocks and remove them.
The incident occurred at mile marker 124, 8 miles east of Glenwood Springs in a slide-prone area.
Members of the valley’s Jewish community gathered at the Albright Pavilion at Aspen Meadows Thursday for their second annual menorah lighting ceremony to celebrate and acknowledge the first day of Hanukkah.