New canyon crunch: Beating the 9 a.m. closure

22nd February, 2016 by

By John Stroud

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Joe Farago of Chicago was waiting it out Monday afternoon in the Village Inn parking lot in Glenwood Springs, hoping to be among the first in line for the scheduled 4 p.m. opening of Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon.“We’re flying out of Eagle tomorrow morning, and I’d rather not drive the three-plus hours,” Farago said of the alternative daytime detour north through Craig and Steamboat Springs.“Some friends said they tried driving all the way around, and it was a mess,” said Farago, who has been skiing in Aspen since last weekend.Likewise, Minnesota resident Tim McLane was in …

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