Thursday March 11, 2010
The work continues to re-open Glenwood Canyon, after a rockslide last weekend nearly destroyed a section of Interstate 70, just west of Hanging Lake Tunnel. There were no injuries.
Huge boulders weighing more than 60 tons crashed on to the interstate at midnight on Sunday.
Engineers with the Colorado Department of Transportation have secured the surrounding cliffs from more rock falls.
Today one lane is expected to open which will allow traffic to flow both east and westbound, but that is being hampered by the new snow fall.
We will continue to track the situation and let you know when I-70 through Glenwood Canyon has re-opened.
The most often used detour around the canyon has been to head north from Rifle to Steamboat Springs, and from there to the Front Range.
A woman using U.S. 40 on Wednesday was killed when her car was hit by a rock that dislodged from a small cliff face.
The accident occurred about 70 miles north of the interstate in an area where rock slides are rare, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
It’s not over till its over, says political activist Marilyn Marks.
A lawsuit against the city of Aspen, filed by Marks to make public the ballot images from last May’s IRV election, was dismissed on Wednesday in Pitkin County District Court. Marks says she’ll appeal the decision
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