GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — The intensity for another mudslide stirred highway officials to tighten both directions of Interstate 70 by Glenwood Canyon Tuesday.
The widespread sealed from Glenwood Springs to Dotsero around 5:30 p.m. It reopened around 8:20 p.m.
The Colorado Department of Transportation pronounced a closure was due to a peep inundate warning for a Grizzly Creek bake injure area and a intensity for complicated sleet Tuesday evening. So far, no mudslide has been reported in Glenwood Canyon. Rest areas and a track along a stream in a ravine were sealed progressing in a day.
The highway was shut down twice over a weekend after dual apart mudslides from a bake injure cleared over a road. CDOT warned on Monday that closures could occur again if sleet continues in a mountains, that is now a case.
CDOT pronounced a peep inundate warning for a area will trigger a closure by a canyon. The group pronounced it is operative to coordinate with a Kansas Department of Transportation and Utah Department of Transportation per intensity ongoing impacts to I-70 this week.
These closures might final a few mins or several hours, depending on a incident. If a closure lasts longer than an hour, trade will be diverted to a northern swap route.
The northern swap track includes during slightest a two-hour-long detour. Westbound trade can exit during Silverthorne and transport north on Colorado 9 to U.S. 40, afterwards west to Craig. From Craig, take Colorado 13 south to Rifle and behind on I-70. Eastbound trade will need to exit during Rifle and take a same track in a other direction.
Drivers formulation to use I-70 or other high-country roads should move reserve with them in box they need to spend extended time in a car, CDOT said. At a minimum, this can embody water, snacks, flashlight and a blanket.
The source of a mudslides is a Grizzly Creek Fire bake scar. The human-caused glow started Aug 10, 2020 in Glenwood Canyon and burnt some-more than 32,000 acres in a White River National Forest.