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People in Colorado need to double-check road conditions in Colorado as flooding and mudslides continue to plague roadways

Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 9:02 PM MDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2021 at 5:26 AM MDT
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DENVER (KKTV) - The weather is taking a toll on Colorado roads and highways.

On Wednesday, officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation warned drivers that they should double-check weather warnings before hitting the road. You can stay informed by visiting COtrip.org. Mudslides and flooding have plagued Colorado in recent days, and Mother Nature isn’t expected to let up.

“Between the unrelenting weather forecast and the impacts we are seeing throughout Colorado, CDOT is asking travelers to take extra precautions, plan for additional time and double-check conditions before traveling,” said CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew. “Our crews will continue to monitor conditions closely and take what steps we can to keep people safe and return to normal as the weather allows. Once weather passes and crews can evaluate the impacts to the roadway, we are removing rocks and debris and making sure the road surface is safe before reopening.”

AS OF THURSDAY MORNING:

  • I-70 in Glenwood Canyon was BACK OPEN after being closed for most of the evening.
  • CO 14 in Larimer County has now opened following mudslides triggered yesterday evening.
  • CO 125 between Cabin Creek and Buffalo Creek in Grand County: Back open following a mudslide Wednesday
  • CO 133 near McClure Pass and south of Carbondale is open with one alternating lane of traffic. Crews have cleared one lane through an 8-foot mudslide from Tuesday night; two smaller slides also reached the road. Clean-up may last longer than usual due to continuing slides in the area. Motorists should plan for delays.

🌲Aerial drone photos from the mudslide along CO Hwy 125 between Cabin Creek and Buffalo Creek in Grand County this...

Posted by Grand County Sheriff's Office - Colorado on Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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