Author Topic: Rock Slide shuts down I70 in western Colorado for extended period 2/16/16  (Read 939 times)

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I-70 shut down indefinitely between Glenwood Springs and Gypsum, Colorado.  CDOT states that the highway is shut down both ways indefinitely,  probably "It could be a long-time closure,"   A semi was caught in the rock slide but no one was injured. The shortest detour adds about 140 miles of smaller two lane highway.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/02/16/massive-rock-slide-closes-major-colorado-highway-indefinitely.html?intcmp=hplnws


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Re: Rock Slide shuts down I70 in western Colorado for extended period 2/16/16
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 07:16:55 PM »
Looks like they are opening up one lane in each direction for now starting today 2/21.

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/02/21/cdot-to-partially-reopen-i-70-in-glenwood-canyon-following-rock-slide/

That's a lot of rock and mitigation.  At least the weather has been warm and dry since this happened.  Icy roads with that detour would have been a nightmare.