Rockslide closes I-70 westbound near Dumont; eastbound lanes now open
Update 3: Eastbound lanes are now open, but drivers are encouraged to exercise caution and minimize travel if possible as winter weather moves into the area.
Update 2: The eastbound closures will remain in effect until further notice.
Update 1: Eastbound I-70 will be closed from noon to 3 p.m. today as Colorado Department of Transportation crews perform rock blasting and other mitigation work in Clear Creek County to remove rock that has become unstable.
Closures on eastbound I-70 will be at Exit 203 Frisco and Exit 205 Silverthorne, and eastbound U.S. 6 Loveland Pass will be closed from Arapahoe Basin to I-70. Travelers should expect delays in both directions and seek alternate routes.
Original story: Both lanes of Interstate 70 westbound are closed between Beaver Brook and Dumont in Clear Creek County.
Vehicles currently on I-70 westbound lanes in that area are being redirected east, and significant eastbound closures are expected today as well.
Travelers heading west from Denver should use U.S. Highway 285 to Colorado Highway 9, but delays are likely on this route as well. Go to http://www.cotrip.org for the latest road conditions.
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