Canyon closure likely until Thursday afternoon

Canyon closure likely until Thursday afternoon
Local News

By RANDY ESSEX

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A massive rock slide that toppled onto Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon late Monday will result in a lengthy detour until at least Thursday afternoon.That’s the earliest Colorado Department of Transportation officials expect to be able to open a single lane of alternating traffic led by a pilot car, CDOT spokeswoman Tracy Trulove said. And that depends on the success of rock scaling operations to make sure the canyon walls are stable, she said.CDOT used a helicopter Tuesday to allow its geohazards team view the damage from above, and engineers were inspecting the road for structural damage.“There …

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