GLENWOOD SPRINGS — UPDATE: Road closures may remain in place overnight after a mudslide closed I-70 in both directions Friday afternoon.
The closure is from Chacra at milepost 109 to Dotsero at milepost 133.
Officials originally estimated the lanes would be closed for at least four hours then posted an update saying drivers should expect an extended closure.
UPDATE WITH DETOUR MAP (7:20 p.m.): Eastbound and westbound I-70 is CLOSED between Chacra (MP 109) and Dotsero (MP 133). Motorists should expect an extended closure with the possibility of lane closures remaining in place through the night. pic.twitter.com/5hSDqrItvd— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) July 27, 2019
Pictures taken in the area show several cars stuck in the mud.
PREVIOUS: The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed both westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in South Canyon, just west of Glenwood Springs, due to a mudslide. That's at milemarker 110.
The Eastbound lanes are also closed at MM 109.
Pictures posted to the CSP Eagle Twitter account show cars stuck in this mudslide.
CSP says the area around the slide is expected to be closed for at least four hours.
This is the WB lanes, mud over half way up the concrete center barriers in places. Luckily all vehicles that were stuck have been recovered. Crews are working with loaders to clear the roadway however this is an extended scene. Thank you for your patience. pic.twitter.com/pBoVcDy9nu— CSP Eagle (@CSP_Eagle) July 26, 2019