Rock from Glenwood Canyon wall stikes Glenwood resident in vehicle, causing Thursday closure

A rockfall incident in Glenwood Canyon on Thursday morning resulted in a Glenwood Springs resident being hospitalized when part of the rock struck her vehicle.

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, a single rock came down and broke into pieces on the shoulder of westbound Interstate 70 near No Name a little before 9 a.m. on Thursday.

“The rock broke into pieces, and one piece collided with a vehicle traveling westbound,” wrote Elise Thatcher, CDOT Region 3  communication manager, in an email.  

She said that the rock hit the driver’s side of the windshield. 

There were no other injuries. The person who was hit was in the hospital on Friday with no other information provided.

The incident resulted in a closure of westbound I-70 between No Name and Glenwood Springs for about an hour.  

After assessing the collision, Thatcher said that CDOT’s geohazard team determined the rock came down from the canyon wall.

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