Colorado shuts down two rest areas indefinitely for health concerns

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) says that they have closed two rest area locations until further notice.

On March 18, CDOT announced the closure of both I-25 Pinon Rest Areas located north of Pueblo, Colorado, due to “health and safety concerns.”

According to CDOT, the two rest area locations are closed because they do not have running water, making it impossible for visitors to wash their hands.

CDOT says that there is no estimated time for the rest areas to reopen.

The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed both I-25 Pinon Rest Areas. The rest areas, north of Pueblo, are…

Posted by Colorado Department of Transportation on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) shut down all state rest stops in an attempt to slow the spread of Coronavirus. The move resulted in public outcry from the trucking community and others. On Wednesday, PennDOT agreed to reopen 13 of the rest stop locations to truck parking and to provide access to porta-potties (though not to the indoor restroom facilities).

Also this week, Nebraska announced that I-80 rest areas would be open on a limited basis with an attendant present due to toilet paper theft by the public.