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Hanging Lake indefinitely closed after mudslides, with trails needing major rebuild

Iconic and Instagram-friendly Hanging Lake will remain closed indefinitely because access trails and bridges were ruined by late July mudslides at Glenwood Canyon and will have to be rebuilt, federal and local officials announced Wednesday.  The U.S. Forest Service is canceling 15,000 reservations remaining for the season for the popular hike and lake destination, though […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Glenwood Canyon closes again as forest ecologists scramble to seed burn zone and prevent mudslides

The National Weather Service flood watch for the Grizzly Creek burn zone came shortly before noon on Tuesday. When the watch became a warning shortly after 3 p.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation closed the interstate through the canyon for about three hours. The closure was among several for Glenwood Canyon since late June. Three […]

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Interstate 70 opens through Glenwood Canyon as crews work to clean up weekend mudslides

The Colorado Department of Transportation finished removing debris from Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon on Monday, reopening a critical highway that shut down after two mudslides spilled from the Grizzly Creek burn scar onto the highway over the weekend. Crews used water and sweeping trucks to finish the clean up of the eastbound lanes, which […]