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CDOT assessing damage after rockslide in Glenwood Canyon early this morning — Colorado Department of Transportation

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According to weather forecasts, Thursday might be the first chance crews will have to analyze the hillside, using either a crane or helicopter. Tuesday for Interstate 70 eastbound at Vail Pass, amid a May snowstorm that is creating hazardous road conditions in the high country. There is no rock fall fence in the area because of the steep grades of the mountainsides. There were no updates as to when the eastbound lanes would reopen after the mitigation is complete, nor when the westbound lanes would reopen. Some of the larger boulders will be broken down and reused for other projects.

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A rockslide overnight has closed Glenwood Canyon. Please be patient and courteous and enjoy the beautiful scenery around you. The Colorado State Patrol suggests an alternative route of Highway 131 Wolcott to Highway 40 Steamboat Springs to Highway 13 Rifle. Westbound will remain fully closed. But they were closed again around 3:30 p. Cottonwood Pass is not a recommended alternate route due to slick, muddy conditions.

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Updates about when the highway will be reopened will be available on. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. During blasting, both directions of the interstate will be closed. He began working at the newspaper in 1998, after writing for newspapers in Mesa, Ariz. Highway 40, and south to Rifle on state Highway 13.

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Tuesday, and one westbound lane was opened a couple of hours later. Highway 131 Wolcott to Steamboat Springs, west of U. This is a developing story; refresh for updates. Cottonwood and Independence Passes are not an option because they are closed for the winter. Your alternate will be Hwys 131, 40, 13.

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Glenwood Canyon closed due to rockslide; Aspen Times delivery delayed

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For safety, crews will wait until daybreak to further evaluate the size of the rockslide and any damage to the roadway. Frying Pan Road and Hagerman Pass are not alternate routes. In February 2016, falling boulders punched huge holes in the interstate, which stayed closed for several days. To read the Aspen Times e-Edition, The Bustang bus route from Denver to Grand Junction will stop at Eagle, officials said Tuesday morning. Eastbound lanes reopened about 10:40 a.

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A rock slide on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon has closed the highway in both directions indefinitely. State transportation officials opened both eastbound lanes in Glenwood Canyon at about 7 p. No vehicles were hit by the rockfall, but the slide did cause some damage to a concrete barrier. Expect delays and avoid the area if possible. Safety officials are preparing to close the interstate at Exit 116 eastbound and at Dotsero westbound, according to reports.

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The damage to the guardrail also has not been completely assessed, Schwantes said. Highway 40 Steamboat Springs to Colorado Highway 13 Rifle. The Aspen Times newspaper editions are being sent through an alternative route and not expected to be delivered in Aspen until noon. There is no estimated time of reopening. The Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado State Patrol expect I-70 to be closed through the canyon for most of day and possibly longer. The rockslide occurred at mile point 120.

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Commercial Vehicle truck parking as been implemented at the Dotsero location. Large boulders and rocks are piled on the shoulder of I-70 near Grizzly Creek in Glenwood Canyon after an early morning rockslide closed the interstate through Glenwood Canyon on Tuesday near Glenwood Springs. Cottonwood Pass and Independence Pass are both closed and not available as alternate routes. Tuesday near mile marker 122,. In a Twitter post, the Colorado State Patrol suggested an alternative route of Colorado Highway 131 Wolcott to U. The slide happened around 1 a.

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