Rockslide Closes I-70 in Colorado

This is the second rockslide that has affected Colorado's I-70 within 24 hours.
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A huge rockslide has closed the I-70 in Colorado’s Glenwood Canyon for a second time in 24 hours, according to WeatherNation Affiliate KUSA. The highway has been closed in both directions since Monday at 10 p.m. The fallen rocks are about the size of small cars, causing serious damage to the roadway.

WeatherNation reported:

It is undetermined at this point when the interstate will reopen. The alternate route for westbound motorists is north on CO 131 at Wolcott to Steamboat Springs, west on US 40 to Craig, then south on CO 13 to Rifle and back to I-70. This is a 203-mile alternate route that will take nearly four hours to travel. This detour adds 146 miles and about three hours to a regular trip from Wolcott to Rifle on I-70.

A semi-truck was hit by one of the boulders but no one was injured.

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