Mudslides Close 46 Miles of I-70 in Colorado

DENVER, Colo. — Mudslides from heavy rains caused “extreme damage” to Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon, Colo., Aug. 1, and transportation officials closed the road and advised long-distance truckers to detour north onto Interstate 80 through Wyoming.

I-70 is a major transportation corridor between the Rocky Mountains and the West Coast. An approximately 46-mile stretch of the interstate was closed, including Exit 87 (West Rifle), Exit 109 (Canyon Creek), Exit 116 (Glenwood Springs) and Exit 133 (Dotsero)

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