Rocks crash onto Highway 82 just south of Glenwood
The Colorado Department of Transportation has asked its GeoHazards team to visit a spot just south of Glenwood Springs where rockfall closed Highway 82 briefly early Friday morning.
The pavement patch and one of the rocks are noticeable on westbound 82 at mile marker 2.9, an active area for rockfall.
CDOT Region 3 spokeswoman Tracy Trulove said by email Tuesday that three “fairly good size rocks came down in both the westbound and eastbound lanes.” One of the rocks measures 6 by 5 by 4 feet.
She said crews worked for about an hour to clear the road by 2:30 a.m. Friday.
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Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon may be closed intermittently Wednesday through the weekend, as highway crews break down and remove boulders and patch potholes caused by Tuesday’s rock slide.