Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Green County, Wisconsin
    Posts
    13,063

    Default I-70 Closed in Colorado's Glenwood Canyon

    Another rockslide has shutdown a busy interstate, this time out west.

    I-70 in Colorado is closed between Glenwood Springs and Dotsero because of this mess:
    GlenwoodRockSlid&#10.jpg

    About 20 Boulders, some as large as 66 tons fell onto the freeway, busting large holes in both lanes of the roadway. CDOT says it will take them a few days just to figure out a repair plan, and it won't reopen "anytime soon"

    The detour options are to take US-40 through Steamboat Springs or go down to US-50, but anyone looking at a cross country trip will generally be better off taking I-80 through Wyoming or possibly I-40 through New Mexico.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    South of England.
    Posts
    10,747

    Default Yikes !

    That's not good and looking at the map no short way around it, especially as Independence pass doesn't normally open untill May I believe !

    To think everyone here in the UK are moaning about pot holes in the road after the winter freeze !

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Joplin MO
    Posts
    9,270

    Default

    Looks like you can do this - it's 35 miles longer and probably about 2 more hours:

    East to west - get off I-70 in Limon and take US-24 to Colorado Springs. From there, take CO-115 to US-50 and take that to Grand Junction. Taking US-40 is a LOT longer.

  4. #4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by glc View Post
    Looks like you can do this - it's 35 miles longer and probably about 2 more hours:

    East to west - get off I-70 in Limon and take US-24 to Colorado Springs. From there, take CO-115 to US-50 and take that to Grand Junction. Taking US-40 is a LOT longer.
    That's a good route if you are heading for Grand Junction or Southern Utah. US 40 isn't bad if your destination is Northern Utah, but I-80 across Wyoming would be faster.

    Falling rocks are a fact of life in the Colorado mountains. The good news is that this slide didn't come down on top of anyone.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Joplin MO
    Posts
    9,270

    Default

    Right - I was looking at it from the standpoint of someone going cross-country on I-70.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    South of England.
    Posts
    10,747

    Default That's big !

    Rockery stone, free to collector !!



    That's quite some "dent" in the road.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Joplin MO
    Posts
    9,270

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Green County, Wisconsin
    Posts
    13,063

    Default

    Not to diminish the lost of life in that freak accident, thankfully, that was a relatively small rockslide and US-40 remains open, so there's not an additional headache for those still trying to travel through the region.

  9. #9

    Default

    Reports this morning indicate that one lane of I-70 in each direction may be opened this afternoon.

  10. #10

    Default

    I-70 is now open with one lane in each direction according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Delays are expected.

Similar Threads

  1. I-40 closed west of Amarillo, TX 1/28/10
    By Foy in forum RoadTrip Field Reports
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-29-2010, 06:38 AM
  2. Travel Alert: CLOSED: I-70, US 40, US 6, US 550 in Colorado
    By RoadTripper Brad in forum Road Construction Hot Sheet
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-31-2007, 10:46 AM
  3. I-10 Closed through Louisiana
    By lhuff in forum RoadTrip Field Reports
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-21-2007, 08:35 AM
  4. Lincoln Highway to Be Closed Until Further Notice
    By RoadDog in forum Off the Beaten Path
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-09-2006, 08:19 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Find the Perfect Hotel
    Search RoadTrip Motels
    Enter city name

    Loading...



  • MORE STORIES