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CDOT is making progress on I-70 cleanup — but there’s still a long way to go

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) offered an update on the progress crews are making toward getting I-70 through Glenwood Canyon reopened following a major mudslide.

In late July, CDOT was forced to close both directions of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon after heavy rains triggered mudslides that made the interstate impassable.

In a Monday morning update, CDOT announced that good weather had allowed crews to make “significant progress during the weekend” in clearing away mud, rocks, and debris.

CDOT says that crews were able to remove 440 loads and 13 tons of material in two days. The eastbound lanes of the interstate were cleared from all the way to the mile marker 123.5, officials said.

Crews were able to remove a large boulder from the west side of the canyon over the weekend as well.

CDOT says that engineering teams are conducting inspections on Monday as well.

There is still no estimated time for I-70 to reopen.

During the I-70 closure, CDOT is recommending that trucks take I-80 through Wyoming.

You can keep up with the latest travel information from CDOT at COtrip.org.

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