Rock slide temporarily closes Glenwood Canyon |

Rock slide temporarily closes Glenwood Canyon

Staff report

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon was briefly closed around 3:30 a.m. Friday following a rock slide, but has since been reopened to traffic, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

“One commercial vehicle suffered damage and the driver was not injured,” Trooper Marshall Schwarz said in a press release.

The Colorado Department of Transportation worked to clear the slide, which occurred at Mile Marker 21. All lanes are now open, according to the CSP.

“The State Patrol would like to take this time to remind all drivers that rock slides or other cataclysmic acts can occur at any time,” Schwarz said in the press release. “Excess speed may limit a drivers time to respond to such an incident, especially in areas like the Glenwood Canyon.

“Please use caution when traveling and please stay alert.”

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