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Part of I-70 closed due to mudslide

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 23:45:03-04

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.

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.