Crews clean up after mudslides slow traffic through Glenwood Springs |

Crews clean up after mudslides slow traffic through Glenwood Springs

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Glenwood Springs city employees worked until 10 p.m. Thursday night to clear two separate debris slides in downtown and on Midland Avenue.

Public Information Officer Hannah Klausman said in an email Thursday that crews would likely continue to clean up after Wednesday’s heavy rain into next week.

Given Glenwood Springs’ location in a natural ravine, storms are bound to occasionally cause debris slides and other issues, Klaushamn said.

We live in two large cracks in the earth that are hard to control,” she explained.

A third debris slide on Colorado Highway 82 south of Glenwood Springs was cleared by Colorado Department of Transportation employees Wednesday night.

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