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Rockslide closes I-70 in Glenwood Canyon

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – A large rockslide at about midnight Sunday has closed Interstate 70 in both directions in Glenwood Canyon.

The slide punched two large holes in the westbound bridge and lanes, just west of the Hanging Lake Tunnel, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Large boulders are blocking both the west- and eastbound lanes. The interstate is closed between Dotsero and Glenwood Springs, according to CDOT.

Crews will await daylight Monday to assess the damage. The largest boulders were about the size of a semi-truck and at least one hole measures roughly 10 by 20 feet, CDOT said in an e-mail alert issued at about 3:30 a.m.

CDOT has no estimate on how long the interstate will be shut down. Out of safety concerns, crews won’t begin work until daylight. Then, the source of the slide will be examined to determine whether additional rocks are poised to fall.

Check back at aspentimes.com for further updates from CDOT as they become available.


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