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I-70 through Glenwood Canyon may reopen as soon as Saturday afternoon

Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon could partially reopen as soon as Saturday afternoon, transportation officials said Wednesday. Crews hope to open two lanes of traffic — one traveling in each direction — through an area that was buried in mud and debris. The reopening depends on weather. Torrential rains in drainages scarred by fire caused the […]

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Colorado seeks $116 million in federal aid for mudslide cleanup along I-70 in Glenwood Canyon

Gov. Jared Polis is seeking $116 million in federal aid to support cleanup and repairs along Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon, after tons of soupy mud and debris cascaded onto the highway, indefinitely closing one of the state’s busiest thoroughfares.  The Polis administration sought the aid through the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief program and […]

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It may be weeks before I-70 reopens through Glenwood Canyon after mud and rock slides

Gov. Jared Polis said he will issue a state disaster declaration and seek federal help to respond to mudslides that have caused “extreme damage” to Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon and closed part of the major east-west thoroughfare since last week.  It could take a few days or a few weeks to clear at least […]

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I-70 in Glenwood Canyon will remain closed after CDOT finds damage “unlike anything they had seen before”

Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon will remain closed for the foreseeable future after Colorado Department of Transportation employees surveyed damage from recent mud and rock slides and found damage “unlike anything they had seen before.” CDOT didn’t elaborate on the damage, only calling it “extreme.” The agency provided no timetable for when it may reopen […]

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U.S. 6 over Loveland Pass shut by mudslides, hazmat vehicles must now go through Eisenhower tunnel

A mudslide late Saturday near Arapahoe Basin ski area shut down traffic on U.S. 6 over Loveland Pass which means traffic on Interstate 70 must occasionally stop to allow trucks carrying hazardous materials to pass through Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels. The Colorado Department of Transportation on Sunday evening said the road had reopened. Heavy rains across […]

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Mudslides in Glenwood Canyon force more than 100 to spend night on I-70

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — More than 100 people had to spend the night on Interstate 70, including nearly 30 who took refuge in a tunnel, after rain over an area burned by a wildfire in western Colorado once again triggered mudslides in western Colorado. The people were caught with their vehicles on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon […]

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Mudslides and flash flooding along Colorado’s burn scars could cause disasters, or mere travel delays, all summer long. Here’s why.

Areas scorched during last year’s historic wildfire season could pose flash flooding risks through the summer as rain picks up speed along steep terrain in the burn scars, sweeping debris onto major roads. While heavy rain is typical of the summer monsoon season, Colorado is seeing “an abnormal year of flooding events,” partly because of […]

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When mudslides close I-70, flocks of visitors head to the small town of Craig. Is it ready?

By Cuyler Meade, Craig Press Interstate 70 is more than 60 miles south of Craig across rugged terrain. But when the east-west thoroughfare that bisects the state is shut down due to mudslides in Glenwood Canyon, the impact is felt close to home. Craig residents couldn’t help but notice the increased traffic Wednesday, but even […]

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One dead, three missing after flash floods sweep mud and debris from wildfire scars into Poudre Canyon

One person is dead and at least three others are missing after flash floods sent debris flowing into Poudre Canyon northwest of Fort Collins on Tuesday night. More than an inch of rain fell in the Cameron Peak fire burn zone near Crown Point, washing debris into the Poudre River near Black Hollow Road, upstream […]