September 18, 2021

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‘Extreme damage’ keeps I-70 closed through Glenwood Canyon

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GLENWOOD CANYON, Colo. (KDVR) — The Colorado Department of Transportation said “extreme damage” is causing Interstate 70 to remain closed through Glenwood Canyon.

Continued heavy rain over the Grizzly Creek burn scar on Saturday created more mudslides and debris on the road. CDOT operations and engineers said “damage to the viaduct structure unlike anything they had seen before.”

Below is a slideshow of photos sent by CDOT depicting the extent of debris and damage from the deluges.

Flash flooding on Thursday created mudslides that closed the canyon and stranded over a hundred drivers. Continued rain Friday and Saturday made the situation worse.

CDOT suggests travelers use the…

Colleen Flynn

2021-08-01 15:00:18

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