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Posted: 7/23/2021 3:54:21 AM EDT
Seems they have interstate 70 closed from rifle all the way east through the canyon. Cotrip says flash flooding dangers.  I am in Utah about to head that way tomorrow.  Anyone know how long it's supposed to be closed?
Link Posted: 7/23/2021 4:08:37 AM EDT
They've been having bad problems this year with mud slides taking out parts of I-70 in the mountains.  Very hard to predict when it will re-open, as we've been getting some nasty afternoon thunderstorms that cause more mud slides.  Best advice I can give you is check Denver news, and CDot's web site.

https://www.9news.com/


https://www.cotrip.org/home.htm
Link Posted: 7/23/2021 2:00:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By wormgod:
Seems they have interstate 70 closed from rifle all the way east through the canyon. Cotrip says flash flooding dangers.  I am in Utah about to head that way tomorrow.  Anyone know how long it's supposed to be closed?
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debris flow from wildfire areas.

I-76 and I-70 were a pahkin' lot this week d/t accidents in denver as well.  

Link Posted: 7/23/2021 6:04:20 PM EDT
I’m in Avon this week with a friend and it got hit yesterday. Monsoon rains and mud everywhere.
Glad I was down the road in Breckinridge.
Link Posted: 8/1/2021 8:08:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/1/2021 8:09:02 PM EDT by soncorn]
Latest is closed indefinitely due to damage from rock and mudslides in viaduct section.

https://www.9news.com/article/weather/weather-colorado/i-70-closes-at-glenwood-canyon-again-july-29/
Link Posted: 8/2/2021 11:09:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2021 2:08:55 AM EDT by D_J]
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Link Posted: 8/4/2021 3:47:23 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/4/2021 3:14:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2021 3:15:16 PM EDT by buzzardbill]
I've had to travel back and forth from Silverthorne to Basalt lately, and these mudslides are a real bummer.   South via Independence Pass or north through Steamboat.  Add two hours to your trip planning.

Details on Closure

Good Colorado Daily News Scrapper
Link Posted: 8/5/2021 2:09:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2021 9:42:31 PM EDT
There was damage to the post tension cables in the upper deck (west bound lanes) so it'll be a while before that's repaired and open.  

They may divert west bound to one lane of the east bound for single lane each way eventually.  But haven't heard anything new lately.
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