Mar 11, 2010 5:56 PM by Stefanie Boe

Part of I-70 back open

Workers have reopened Interstate 70 in western Colorado, three days after a rock slide tore gaping
holes in an elevated section and littered the highway with boulders.

One lane in each direction reopened Thursday afternoon. Repairs are still needed on other parts of the highway through Glenwood Canyon, about 115 miles west of Denver.

The reopening was delayed so workers could break apart another huge boulder threatening to tumble onto the highway. That work was finished late Wednesday.

A 17-mile stretch of the heavily traveled interstate was closed Monday after the slide. The shortest detour adds more than 200 miles to the trip.


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