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Lengthy detours for truckers after I-70 through Glenwood Canyon closes indefinitely

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) says that I-70 is closed in both directions through Glenwood Canyon due to “extreme damage” caused by rain and flooding.

On Sunday, August 1, CDOT announced that I-70 through Glenwood Canyon will remain closed after crews described “damage to the viaduct structure unlike anything they had seen before” from flash flooding that occurred Saturday night.

Crews will continue to assess the damage and clear mudflow and debris as it is safe to do so, CDOT says.

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

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

More than 100 people were trapped inside their vehicles on I-70 through Glenwood Canyon on Thursday night into Friday because of flash flooding and mudslides.

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

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