September 18, 2021

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GLENWOOD CANYON MUDSLIDES: Local woman describes harrowing escape from mudslide

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GLENWOOD CANYON, Colo. (KDVR) — When Autumn Bair left her job at the Glenwood Springs Hospital Thursday night, she was relieved to see Interstate 70 was back open. 

Bair lives at Bair Ranch, about 13 miles east of Glenwood, a commute that’s been difficult to maneuver with frequent mudslide closures over the past month and a half. 

“It was just a light rain in Glenwood, but the canyon was open,” she says. “And it kind of progressively got worse as I went through the canyon, until I got to Hanging Lake tunnel.”

Bair says she came out of the east side of the tunnel to heavy rain, and a realization she was in serious trouble.

“I knew I was in a pickle, because the rain got so intense that my…

Evan Kruegel

2021-07-31 19:19:02

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